Increase in allergy emergency calls

From Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald: “AMBULANCE officers are responding to a record number of life-threatening allergic reactions – anaphylaxis – with a 33 per cent increase in call-outs since 2001. Severe peanut allergies were largely to blame, director of the allergy unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Dr Rob Loblay, said. NSW Ambulance Service figures show officers responded to 2086 anaphylactic cases last financial year, compared with 1570 in 2001/2002.” Read more here.

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