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Barramundi allergy claims dad-to-be in Ballarat

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On February 7 the unthinkable happened to Alex Hall.

The 37-year-old was at a Ballarat restaurant enjoying a Fisherman’s Basket with wife Cassandra when he had a fatal allergic reaction to Barramundi.

The Ballan couple were enjoying some precious ‘couple-time’ ahead of the birth of their first child in May.

Alex commented straight after the meal that he enjoyed the fish and the last time he had Barramundi, a few years ago, his lips had turned numb.

Now it was happening again.

Off-duty nurses from Ballarat Base Hospital came to his aid and later performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

While medical staff initially thought the young fit dad-to-be would pull through, he sadly passed away five days later- and his organs have given new life to patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Cassandra is now urging people to get allergy-tested - and always carry an Epipen.

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Image: Cassandra Hall FB