Dr William Frankland is a British immunologist born in 1912 and still going strong. Among the many notable achievements in his long life, Dr Frankland established the first publicly available pollen count service in 1963, in order to inform his patients and the general public about the local pollen levels in London.
And here's a link to the Inspector-General's final report into last year's thunderstorm asthma episode. Implementing the recommendations will help Victoria understand, predict and better respond to future events.
For those of you interested in last year's thunderstorm asthma event, the Inspector-General for Emergency Management has released his preliminary report, which you can download here.
The grass pollen season is now well and truly over as we haven't recorded anything but low since the moderate we saw on January 4. Hay fever symptoms, reported through the survey available on our app, also haven't topped 2 (very mild symptoms) in quite a while.
So we've decided to bring our sevice to a close and to stop counting. Our last count will be on January 31.
I'll put up a summary of the past season, what we saw, what you told us and how all this compares to other seasons, in the next week or so.
Thanks for all your support over the past few months and look out for us again later in the year.