UK weather WARNING: Freezing temperatures could trigger this deadly condition
Temperatures in the UK have dropped to below freezing in some parts of the UK this week.
Commuters could see major disruptions as frost and ice sweeps the country.
Officials have warned the elderly - and those with underlying health conditions - to take extra care.
The cold weather could also increase the risk of becoming infected with flu, the NHS warned.
“Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather,” said the NHS.
“Flu can be a major killer of vulnerable people.
“People aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people with... read more
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