A sudden and severe allergic reaction to a substance, which results in a serious fall in blood pressure and/or respiratory obstruction. It may cause unconsciousness and death if not treated immediately.
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The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.