5 April 2019 World Allergy Organizaton Announcement – Media Release

World Allergy Week 2019 will focus on food allergy as a global problem – the quality of life of children and families is impacted by fear of accidental exposures and serious or fatal reactions to foods.

World Allergy Organization (WAO) will host World Allergy Week from April 7-13, 2019, to raise awareness of food allergy as a common global problem with differing concerns around the world. There is no active treatment yet, and avoidance of food allergens is the only strategy along with rescue therapy in case of emergency. Proper diagnosis and food allergen avoidance are essential for disease management, safety and improved quality of life