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Allergy Updates:

Food Allergy in NZ – Prevalence patterns in NZ

•10% doctor-diagnosed with allergies at age 2 years, mainly to milk, eggs and peanuts

•Reduces to 5% by adolescence.

•Mainly peanuts, tree-nuts, fish & shellfish in older children, adults

•Sesame and kiwifruit increasingly common in NZ

•Milk, soy and wheat allergies are recognised as complex to manage.

Adult food-induced anaphylaxis hospital presentations in New Zealand

  • 70% increase 2002-2011, mainly attributable to a disproportionate increase in rates in the Pasifika and Asian populations
  • The rate per 100,000 people rose from 6.0 to 20.6 (more than 3-fold) for Pacific and Asian peoples, compared with 3.5-5.2 for NZ Europeans

Why?

•NZ has a very different population mix to that of 30 years ago

•Increased change in recent years due to high migration levels.

•Migration from one environment to another is considered a risk factor for the development of allergies.

•Many families are living in socially and economically stressed communities – poor housing conditions, low focus on health maintenance.

For further information, here is the link to the ALLERGY NZ website

For great health information check out Health Navigator New Zealand where you will find expert opinion online.

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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation. 

Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.

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Acknowledgement

Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.


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