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Swine flu poses 'third wave' risk

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Dr Bridgman said a third wave of flu-like illness was possible

Islanders with medical conditions should think carefully before turning the swine flu vaccine down, Guernsey's director of public health has said.

Dr Stephen Bridgman said a third wave of flu-like illness was a possibility in late winter and it was a chance for people to protect themselves.

Rates of flu-like illness have declined again over the past week.

The number of people with such an illness seeing their doctor was down from 209 to 115 last week.

The peak so far was 372 consultations in one week, in mid-November.

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