#PODCAST: Highly allergenic ragweed invades South Africa for the very first time

By Newsbreak Producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - Scientists this week made a landmark discovery when ragweed, also known as "hay-fever weed"- a highly allergenic weed native to North America- was detected in South Africa for the very first time. While the threat of allergic plants, such as ragweed migrating southward, because of climate change, has always been a concern, little did researchers know it was going to show up so soon. Ragweed is incredibly invasive and its potent pollen has been problematic in the United States for many decades. Head of the University of Cape Towns Lung Institute's Allergy Unit, Proffessor Jonny Peter says the pollen has so far only been detected in Durban...