LOCAL medical experts have moved to allay fears of Yenda parents that mould beneath floorboards is making their families sick.
Over the past few weeks, families who have returned to Yenda have raised concerns about the possibility of mould causing pneumonia in their children.
But local doctor Marion Reeves said linking pneumonia to mould in homes was a "long bow to draw".
"It's hard to draw a bow between bacterial pneumonia and mould because they're both caused by different bacteria," she said.
"Mould can be responsible for an increase in asthma, but it's a long bow to draw to say it's causing pneumonia in children."
Dr Reeves said children were often prone to non-severe cases of pneumonia and parents shouldn't jump to conclusions.
"I am not aware of a huge increase in cases of pneumonia," she said.
"Lots of kids get non-severe cases of pneumonia and it could be that people are being more attentive to it because of the floods and wanting to blame the floods for it."
Yenda pharmacist George Saad said while most of the prescriptions he had filled recently had been respiratory-related, it was not uncommon at this time of year.
"It is a seasonal thing people change their clothes because the weather gets warmer and then get caught out when it goes cold again and they get sick," he said.
"The pharmacy is still only new and the majority of customers have come in for respiratory illnesses, but it has been worse in other areas I have worked in before here."
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District said compared to previous years, there had not been a significant increase in the number of pneumonia cases presenting at Griffith Base Hospital.