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February 28, 2020

Lessons Learned from the Australian Bushfires: Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Public Health

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  • 1National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 2South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 3Woolcock Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 4School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(5):635-636. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0703
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    1 Comment for this article
    Greater Mortality Rate for Australia than SARS-CoV-2 pandemic ?
    Alan Griffiths |
    FYI - "Unprecedented smoke-related health burden associated with the 2019–20 bushfires in eastern Australia" Nicolas Borchers Arriagada, Andrew J Palmer, David MJS Bowman, Geoffrey G Morgan, Bin B Jalaludin, Fay H Johnston (published in MJA March 2020- doi: 10.5694/mja2.50545)

    This study estimated that bushfire smoke was responsible for 417 excess deaths, 1124 hospitalisations for cardiovascular problems and 2027 for respiratory problems, and 1305 presentations to emergency departments with asthma.