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World Allergy Organization Highlights Global Allergy Impact
Date:6/17/2008

re prevalent, more complex and more aggressive, with patients frequently suffering multiple allergic disorders that are no longer confined to specific seasons or locations and may be caused by a multitude of natural and synthetic substances not in our environment 20 years ago

- Environmental changes have a significant impact on patients' quality of life and work productivity

- Allergic diseases are one of the most frequent reasons for patients to seek medical care

Professor Canonica highlights the role of the WAO in addressing the global allergy situation: "The WAO is determined to provide a framework for the collaboration among physicians, scientists and government officials to address the global allergy problem, in particular the medical, social and economic issues associated with allergic diseases."

The full Report will be available at http://www.waojournal.org from 18 June 2008.

For further information

This activity has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from UCB, Nestle and Stallergenes.

References

1) World Allergy Organization. State of World Allergy Report 2008 - Allergy and chronic respiratory diseases. World Allergy Organization Journal e-supplement

2)http://www.worldallergy.org/professional/allergic_diseases_center/all er

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For media enquiries, please contact Karen Henley on khenley@worldallergy.org or the WAO, Milwaukee, USA on +1-4142761791.


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