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Brits neglecting flu prevention measures

Published on 09/12/2009
More than half of Brits are not doing anything to protect themselves against falling ill this winter, new research reveals.

Results of a survey carried out by fluandyou.co.uk found that only one in five people in the UK are making a conscious effort to avoid catching flu.

Dr Pixie McKenna from Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies said: "We had a terrible summer with swine flu and I just thought everyone would be on top of it for this winter, and they're not.

"People have forgotten. They're not really associating winter with flu and illness at the moment. In the next four weeks things are going to be really ramped up...We need to step up the activity, because otherwise we are all going to be struck down."

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK businesses should be prepared for staff absence rates of up to 50 per cent for periods of between two and four weeks during the forecast second wave of swine flu.
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