Asthma sufferers urged to be more vigilant

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 from a fatal attack.

In the UK, around 1,140 people die from Asthma each year Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Asthma UK said that out of 50,000 sufferers they spoke to, 52 per cent do not think they are at risk, but nine out of ten are mistaken.

"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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