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Australia: 6 people died by Thunderstorm asthma in Melbourne

All India Radio Sunday, 27 November 2016 ()
Australia: 6 people died by Thunderstorm asthma in MelbourneSix people have died in the Australian city of Melbourne from a phenomenon called 'thunderstorm asthma' and three more are in a critical condition. 'Thunderstorm asthma' occurs in the spring when rye grass pollen gets wet and disintegrates into smaller pieces.
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I am Natasha Call "About 8,500 people went to hospitals. Eight have died, " https://t.co/S64T91mWye 2 days ago

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Gabriela Ramirez RT @ACAAI: Thunderstorm asthma, while fairly rare, can be fatal. 8 people recently died during storms in Australia. https://t.co/zswVsDekYn… 2 days ago

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Minvita RT @NYTHealth: Ryegrass seeds swept into Melbourne, Australia. About 8,500 people went to hospitals. Eight have died, so far. https://t.co/… 3 days ago

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craig s matsuda RT @NYTHealth: Ryegrass seeds swept into Melbourne, Australia. About 8,500 people went to hospitals. Eight have died, so far. https://t.co/… 3 days ago

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Marcy Markes RT @ACAAI: Thunderstorm asthma, while fairly rare, can be fatal. 8 people recently died during storms in Australia. https://t.co/zswVsDekYn… 3 days ago

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Harriet RT @controlAplus: 85,000 people went to the hospital. 8 have died so far from thunderstorm asthma in Australia. https://t.co/m07NOusbcb #as… 3 days ago

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