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WHO Reports 3 New Swine Flu Deaths

New figures from the World Health Organization, WHO, show the global H1N1 swine flu death toll has risen by three.

In its Wednesday report, the WHO also said two more countries, Bahrain and Singapore, have reported their first swine flu cases.

The agency said the three new deaths occurred in Mexico, where the overall death toll from the virus has now increased to 95. The WHO said worldwide there are are 13,398 confirmed cases of the flu.

Meanwhile, South Korean health authorities confirmed two more cases of swine flu Wednesday, raising that country's total number of infections to 29. Authorities in the Philippines have confirmed four new cases, raising their total to six.

The latest reports from these two countries are not yet included in the figures provided by WHO.

In Australia, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has warned citizens to prepare for a significant increase in the number of swine flu cases, especially in the coming days. Roxon made the announcement after Australian health authorities announced the country's number of confirmed cases had doubled to 61.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.