AUSTIN — AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin area is a magnet for an increasing number of visitors who want to visit the city’s famous parks, shopping malls and other tourist attractions.
But with so many visitors from around the country visiting for the summer, Austin has been forced to issue a report about allergies to the city.
The report, which was issued Thursday, lists the city as a Top 5 site for the presence of allergens to the human body, including asthma, hay fever, and coronavirus.
It said more than half of visitors to Austin come from outside the United States and more than 70 percent come from Asia.
According to the report, about 15 percent of all visitors to the Austin area are allergic to at least one of the most common allergens: dust mites.
There are also several other allergens, including: roaches, mold, dust mite, tree mites, grasshoppers, and bird droppings.
As a result, the report said, the Austin Medical Center has received more than 8,000 complaints about dust miting over the past year.
While the medical center is taking a more holistic approach to its allergy program, it is still asking people to be cautious, the city said.
“While we are pleased to be in the top 5 sites for the incidence of allergy, the numbers do not accurately reflect the true severity of our issues, the severity of the pandemic, or the impact our allergy program is having on our health,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a news release.
This year’s report, the second in five years, is aimed at addressing the issue of allergen exposure in Austin.
A recent study showed the number of asthma cases increased by about 300 percent in the Austin metro area between July 1 and September 30, the last full week of the season.
In the last five years there have been over 700 reported cases of coronaviruses, the first time coronavire has reached the U.S. The coronaviral coronavillosis virus has caused more than 500,000 deaths worldwide, with more than 1.6 million people hospitalized.
Last year, Austin became the sixth U.K. city to pass a law that requires public schools to include a course in the allergy and immunization requirements of the new coronavivirus.
It will be a mandatory course for all students starting in 2018.
Austin has been in the spotlight for coronavarias, a virus that has infected at least 40 people in 20 states and Puerto Rico.
Some residents have been forced from their homes as coronaviroids spread throughout the country.
Residents who have had symptoms include asthma, allergies, allergies to pollen, respiratory symptoms and a cough.