Over 80,000 down with pollen allergy

More than 80,000 inhabitants of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad are down with pollen allergy despite a number of precautionary measures.

The “Dawn” newspaper reported in its Friday’s issue that besides establishment of a pollen relief camp at Aabpara Community Center, the Capital Development Authority administration was sawing down paper mulberry trees, as this species stated to be the prime cause of this ailment.

Pollen allergy can cause body itching, sneezing, sour throat, and excessive coughing.

Every year with the advent of spring, thousands of residents in Islamabad either have to take precautionary measures, take medicines or even leave the federal capital.

Paper mulberry that grows at a faster space was introduced some 40 years ago in Islamabad.

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