Hospitals at breaking point’: Two feared dead after ‘thunderstorm asthma’ triggers disaster response

A Melbourne doctor fears two people have died after an unprecedented number of people fell acutely sick on Monday evening, in what is believed to be a mass incident of “thunderstorm asthma”. Ambulance Victoria was flooded with calls after a storm hit Melbourne shortly before 6pm, prompting a “major disaster response” from emergency services. Ambulance Victoria was flooded with calls after a storm hit Melbourne shortly before 6pm. Hospitals across Victoria were left reeling, with depleted supplies of asthma spray Ventolin reported, and emergency services battled to respond to calls for help when rain and strong winds churned up pollen, dust and other…
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