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Allergy Sufferers Get Advice and Forecasts from New Twitter Feed

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Allergy sufferers can now keep up-to-date with the latest information and forecasts on the go using a new Twitter feed @Worcs_Allergy.

Run jointly by the University of Worcester’s National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, the Worcestershire Allergy Forum account will keep followers in touch with all the latest developments.

Twitter users can follow the account at www.twitter.com/Worcs_Allergy

From health advice to pollen forecasts, the account will provide useful information to sufferers of a range of allergies.

Louise Robertson, scientist with NPARU, which provides all of the UK’s pollen forecasts in association with the Met Office, said: “We will be updating the pollen forecast on the account so that users can get current information and can plan their day.

“We thought this would be a really helpful service to the public and are really pleased to be involved.”

Sarah Austin, specialist respiratory nurse at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Allergies affect many people and can impact on their quality of life. Social networking is a great opportunity to reach out to allergy sufferers wherever they are, offering information about day to day allergy management. We hope that people will find this new service useful.”