Asthma is a chronic disease of the bronchial, characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. WHO estimates about 235 million people currently suffer from asthma. Although, asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated; it has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases.
But did you know pests can trigger asthma?
Yes, droppings or body parts of cockroaches and other pests can trigger asthma. Certain proteins, found in cockroach feces and saliva, can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms.