Govt warns on potential for thunderstorm asthma

Victoria's deputy chief health officer Professor Allen Cheng urges at-risk patients to see their GP for an asthma plan

Victoria's deputy chief health officer Professor Allen Cheng has warned Victorians to be wary of the possibility of a repeat of the 2016 deadly thunderstorm asthma event.

There were 10 deaths during or soon after the thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne on 21 November 2016, which triggered a coronial inquest.

Professsor Cheng has urged at-risk groups to see their GPs, and make sure they have an action plan in place.

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