Impact of the City Environment on Human Health: The Case of Pollen Allergy in Region of Beni Mellal in MoroccoJournal: Journal of Environment and Health Science (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2017-09-08
Authors : Sanaa Sabour Alaoui Nadia Barje;
Page : 1-6
Keywords : Pollen allergy; Symptoms; Olive tree; Cross-reactivity; Survey;
Background: Today, the number of allergy is increasing in industrialized countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies allergic diseases to be the fourth in the world of affections. The frequency of respiratory allergy including asthma and allergic rhinitis due to pollen is increasing in the young and urban dwellers in developed countries. The prevention and management of allergy in universities is an area of active interest because allergies and asthma rates among young people continue to increase. The allergic reactions are less serious whereas they can develop into a serious form of asthma and anaphylaxis that can endanger life and require immediate medical care. A better understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of allergy can help guide to strategy of management against development of allergic rhinitis, asthma and anaphylaxis within and outside academic institutions in order to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality. Objective: This study was carried out for a characterization of pollen allergy and its relation with the environment in the university establishment in order to propose strategy of management against this disease. Methods: The project was to study pollen allergy in FPBM in an effective sample of 529 randomly chosen within a range of about 7,000 students. A survey was made for a descriptive studies.
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