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'Asthma Week' a perfect storm of allergens and viruses

[KMSP Fox 9, September 17, 2020] Known as "Asthma Week", the third week in September brings a mix of allergens and viruses that asthma sufferers dread.

“A virus infection themselves can trigger asthma,” said Dr. Pramod Kelkar, of Allina Health. “A regular virus infection, not necessarily COVID.”

Kelkar says September allergies can add to anxiety about COVID-19, but symptoms are very clearly different.

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