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03 October 2011 09:54
Britons are being urged to get flu jabs as the annual illness season begins
Britons jetting off to South Dakota may want to take out medical travel insurance, with the US state announcing its first confirmed case of flu this season.
A Clay County resident aged between 40 and 49 was reported to have the viral infection but did not require hospital treatment.
Health officials said the flu season appears to have arrived earlier than usual this time.
Last year the first influenza infection was reported in late October and there were altogether 830 cases across the state during 2010-11.
Getting a flu jab may be a good idea as Britain gears up for the start of the annual illness season.
NHS London is starting its campaign to create awareness about the importance of vaccination, and provide information on how and where to get the jabs.
A live question and answer session will be hosted on the micro-blogging site Twitter by the trust's Pandemic and Seasonal Flu Lead, Chloe Sellwood, on October 6.
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