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Asthma sufferers ignore attack threat; InBrief.

ASTHMA sufferers have been urged to be more vigilant after a poll found that half of those with the condition do not think they are at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack.

A survey more than 50,000 sufferers found that 52 per cent do not think they are at risk of an attack - but Asthma UK warned that nine out of 10 of those people are mistaken.

The charity, which released the figures as part of its Stop Asthma Deaths campaign, said that sufferers who do not take their preventer inhaler every day, or those who ignore worsening symptoms and those without a personal asthma action plan are at risk.

Millions of people with asthma are unaware that the condition can be fatal and that they are regularly taking huge risks with their lives,said Asthma UK''s chief executive Neil Churchill.
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Date:Apr 16, 2013
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