Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet
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Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet

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Title: Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet (Links to English resource)
Summary: This community facthsheet explain epidemic thunder storm asthma. People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when  high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known  as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don’t occur every year. In south-east Australia they can happen during grass pollen season from October through December. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever. That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass  pollen season.
Organisation: Department of Health & Human Services
Publishing date: November 2017
Last reviewed: November 2018
Target audience: General

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