Recently, many media issued simultaneouslycaveat, Victoria may be about to break out of severe hay fever again. Patients with rhinitis, asthma and hay fever should seek medical treatment as soon as possible to prevent hay fever under the guidance of professionals.

Moreover, we ushered in a new thunderstorm asthma warning system!

Australian hay fever usually broke out from October to December each year. In November last year, without any warning, the most serious hay fever outbreak in history directly caused 10 people to seek medical treatment at the same time, and the tragedy of the last 12 people died.

In order to prevent the tragedy from repeating the same mistakes, the Victorian government created a thunderstorm asthma warning system, Vic Emergency APP▼▼▼.

What is hay fever?
Hay fever is an allergic reaction caused by pollen as an antigen. The symptoms are mainly seen in the eyes and nose.It usually manifests as paroxysmal nasal itching, continuous sneezing, a lot of runny nose, nasal congestion, it may also have ears, eyes, throat itching and headaches.

Allergic asthma can have symptoms such as wheezing, suffocation, and coughing. In severe cases, it can even die from suffocation.

The culprit of hay fever

As the name suggests, many people think that hay fever is caused by flower pollen, but it is not.

The source of hay fever in Australia is mainlyRyegrass flower.

"For Australians, the main cause of hay fever is the pollen from the flowering of grass. Grass is the main source of outdoor allergies. People will show symptoms of allergic rhinitis, some people have obvious symptoms all year round, but most people do Seasonal symptoms."
Immigrants are more susceptible to hay fever than locals born in Australia?

This claim is unfounded.

15% of the Australian population suffers from allergic rhinitis. Most of them are young adults. They are suffering from hay fever in their teens and XNUMXs. This has nothing to do with whether he was born and raised in Australia or emigrated.

"Some patients with hay fever may slowly reduce or even disappear as they age, but some patients may continue to develop asthma. For immigrants, if they get hay fever, they usually live in Australia for 3-5 years. There will be symptoms."

Not every immigrant will definitely get hay fever.

"Hay fever is genetically related. If no one in your family has a history of allergies, or you are not prone to allergies, no matter how long you live in Australia, you will not get allergic diseases."

Thunderstorm Asthma Warning System

This new thunderstorm asthma warning system is a response to last year's tragedy. In November last year, Victorian ambulances were flooded with thousands of emergency calls for acute respiratory systems.

Victorian ambulance commander Paul Holman said it was simply too painful.

We never thought we were submerged,

I didn’t think we didn’t have enough ambulances,

It never occurred to us that we couldn't even answer the 000 call.

We don’t know how to tell patients that we can’t go,

They cannot be rescued and they cannot be given correct instructions.

The new system is already running

The pollen season has begun, The government has set up 8 inspection stations throughout the Victorian region to get potentially dangerous reports in the first place.

The new early warning system will predict the risk of thunderstorms and asthma by analyzing weather data such as grass pollen, temperature, wind and wind changes, rainfall and grass cover.And will use green, orange and red as signal lights to warn everyone. Most importantly,This system can give early warning three days in advance!

Health Minister Jill Hennessy said: "This system will provide the information we need. The hay fever outbreak last year was the worst in history. If we do it again, we are ready!"

Secretary of Health Jill Hennessy

The new early warning system has been jointly researched by the Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and other research institutions.

Monitoring stations have been set up in pollen-severe areas such as Parkville, Burwood and Geelong, and new detection stations have been established in Hamilton, Creswick, Bendigo, and Dookie and Churchill.

The new system runs from October 10st to December.

Professor Charles, Victoria’s chief health officer, said those at risk should talk to their family doctor or pharmacist about what they can do to protect themselves.

"We hope everyone, especially those with asthma and hay fever, will be prepared to deal with thunderstorm asthma."

The prevention system can download Vic EmergencyAPP

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News compiled from ", The Age, Herald Sun"


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