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People urged to keep warm as tempurature drops

Matthew Brown 21st Nov, 2016

NHS and council chiefs are urging people to keep snug and warm this winter.

The cold weather can lead to serious health problems which can be potentially lethal for the vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.

Cold and flu viruses as well as tummy bugs such as Norovirus also start to circulate at this time of year and the advice is to regularly wash hands and keep surfaces clean, along with allowing 48 after last having symptoms before returning to work or school.

Also ensuring homes are heated to at least 18C day and night will help.

Older people are being urged to seek early advice from their pharmacist for minor winter illnesses.

Neighbours are being encouraged to check on those who live alone, especially the elderly and make sure they are warm and well stocked with food and medications.

Call NHS 111 for urgent but not emergency health issues.

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