A parents worse nightmare is rushing a child to the emergency room. Surprisingly, the most common reason children are admitted to the emergency room doesn't involve an accident or sudden illness.
51% of emergency room cases are the result of asthma.
Asthma affects one in nine Australians and still kills more than 400 people a year.
According to Asthma Australia, the medical condition is the top reason kids are rushed to hospital, with 51% of asthma cases involving kids under the age of 14.