Immunologists look after people with allergies, autoimmune disease, and immunodeficiency.
- Almost 1 in 5 Australians have an allergic disease and this prevalence is increasing.
- Hospital admissions for anaphylaxis have increased 4-fold in the past two decades.
- Food induced anaphylaxis has doubled in the past 10 years and 1 in 10 infants have food allergy.
- Autoimmune diseases affect 1 in 20 Australians and are more common than cancer or heart disease.