Phew, winter illness season is over - but look out for the dangers of spring

Kate McIlwain
Updated September 14 2023 - 5:00pm, first published 3:30pm
Smoke haze blanketing the Illawarra is one of a number of spring health risks this year. Picture by Robert Peet
Smoke haze blanketing the Illawarra is one of a number of spring health risks this year. Picture by Robert Peet

If you're breathing a sign of relief that the dreaded winter illness season is finally over, don't breathe too deeply - as authorities warn of a new set of risks emerging this spring.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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