‘Man flu’ survey is not to be sniffed at

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LOTHIAN residents have been invited to take part in an online project to establish whether “man flu” exists or is just a myth.

The annual UK Flusurvey is this year also attempting to uncover whether Scots are more or less likely to report flu compared with other parts of the UK.

The survey, carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, went live last week and aims to collect data from all over the world.

Dr Alma Adler, who is running the project, said: “By spending a few minutes every week, participants provide crucial data for increasing our knowledge of flu, monitoring its spread and developing methods to improve the handling of outbreaks of the virus.”

To take part in the survey, visit www.flusurvey.org.uk.