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Asian migrants in Australia face higher risk of asthma attacks


NEWS: New details have emerged about the increased risk of critical asthma symptoms for some groups of Asian migrants during thunderstorms.

People of East or South Asian background who migrate to Australia are at higher risk of experiencing asthma attacks and other allergies, a Victorian government health report has found.   

Director of respiratory medicine at Monash University's Eastern Health Clinical School, Professor Frank Thien, was one of the scientists involved in the research.

“People of Asian origin and Indian origin coming to Australia, migrating to Australia, do have increased risk of allergies, particularly hay fever and asthma, and that risk increases with the duration of stay in Australia,” Professor Thien said. 

You can read the full article in English here.

Source SBS News