Monday, April 08, 2013

Health - This week marks World Allergy Week

On the show today, we spoke to Professor Samuel Resinga - Associate professor of the Department of Pulmonology and Allergy at the University of Limpopo’s Mankweng Campus. This week marks World Allergy Week and it is estimated that between 2% and 5% of the general population suffers from a definite food allergy. This year’s global theme is “Food Allergy—A Rising Global Health Problem”. But, in South Africa, the Allergy Society of South Africa is utilizing the opportunity World Allergy Week brings to include a potentially fatal allergic condition referred to as “Anaphylaxis” and to issue a call to action to the public to learn about Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis as the incidence and consequences of both conditions are frequently under-recognised – with potentially life-threatening consequences. Professor Resinga explained more. For more information go to www.allergysa.org

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