National strategy aims to address rise in allergic diseases

AM By Peter Lloyd The rise in the number of people with allergies has prompted a new national strategy to help address the problem.The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) said allergic diseases were among the fastest growing chronic conditions, affecting around one in five Australians.Support group, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), said allergic diseases such as hayfever, conjunctivitis, eczema and food allergy, were being managed in an ad hoc manner.
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