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Hay fever on the rise.

THE number of people seeking help from their GP for hay fever has risen 50% in the last year, new figures show.

Data from the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) reveals that in the first week of June, 11,353 people visited their GP with hay fever symptoms, rising to 37,568 in the week ending June 25.

In the same week at the end of June last year, 25,097 people visited their GP with hay fever - a difference of 50%.

The data for England suggests that recent high temperatures may have led to more people suffering hay fever or seeing their symptoms worsen.

Rates are at their highest for 2017 so far.

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jul 3, 2017
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