Chelsea and Westminster Issues Flu Advice

As the number of cases rises this winter


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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Seasonal flu leaflet

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As the number of flu cases rises this winter, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has issued advice for anyone who thinks they might have the illness.

The hospital says: The symptoms of flu include a fever of 38°C or higher, and two or more of the following symptoms:

unusual tiredness
runny nose
sore throat
shortness of breath or cough
loss of appetite
aching muscles and joints
diarrhoea and/or vomiting

If you are concerned that you may have flu, we would advise you to stay at home to limit your contact with others.

If you need medical advice, please contact your GP or contact NHS Direct by calling 0845 4647 or visiting their website

The hospital asks local people to please follow this advice rather than coming to the A&E Department and adds if you have flu-like symptoms, or if you are concerned you have been in contact with someone who has flu, please do not visit your family and friends at the hospital. Please stay at home and limit your contact with others.

Chelsea and Westminster has also produced an information leaflet about seasonal flu.

January 6, 2011