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Public urged to act fast to avoid festive flu

England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period.

While more people over the age of 65 have got their flu jab than this time last year doctors warn of an increased risk of flu while the country celebrates Christmas, Hanukah and the New Year. GP consultations for influenza-like illness have risen by 24% in the past week, while the impact of flu on hospitals was at moderate levels. More….