Doctor diagnoses patient with 'climate change'

In an apparent world-first, Canadian ED clinician Dr Kyle Merritt attributed a patient’s worsening asthma to the hottest summer on record

A Canadian doctor has diagnosed a patient with 'climate change' after they presented in emergency with asthma exacerbated by continuing poor air quality from bushfires.

Dr Kyle Merritt. Photo: Supplied

In an apparent world-first, the ED specialist says he opted for the diagnosis after days of treating medical conditions triggered by heat and smoke including asthma, heat stress and breathing