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Flu cases increasing

Published 06/01/2011

People in south Belfast have been advised on the dangers of flu following the recent swine flu cases.

With a sudden rise in the level of seasonal flu cases also, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising the public to take extra measures to reduce the risk of spreading the flu virus.

Dr Lorraine Doherty, assistant director of Public Health Agency said: “Over the past few weeks we have seen a rise in the number of seasonal flu cases, including pregnant women diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

Dr Doherty said that receiving the seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting the virus, so if you are in an ‘at risk’ group, get the vaccine now, as it’s still not too late.

People with flu cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, bin the tissue and wash their hands as soon as they can.

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