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Flu risk from spitting on pitch

28th October 2009

Footballers have been warned by the Health Protection Agency that spitting on the pitch during games could raise the risk of spreading swine flu.

With both Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers players showing signs of the virus, the HPA has said that spitting "could increase the risk of passing on infections". The HPA has said spitting is unhygienic and unhealthy and that it wants players to act as role models for the public to follow by not spitting during games.


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