Thunderstorm asthma awareness leads to drop in deaths: ABS, National Asthma Council

Thrilled to see the latest research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals a significant drop in asthma deaths.

The National Asthma Council of Australia has attributed the significant drop in deaths to a number of mitigating factors - including increased awareness of Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma.

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National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) Chief Executive, Siobhan Brophy says while adult women are consistently at the highest risk of dying from asthma, the significant drop in deaths from 281 to 234 could be attributed to several mitigating factors.  

‘We believe that increased patient awareness following the epidemic thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne in 2016 has played a large role in this reduction,’ says Ms Brophy.

Read more here: Asthma Council welcomes drop in asthma deaths but warns against complacency

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