Jul 19 2011
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Recommended Reading: Extreme Heat FAQ

The National Weather Service is reporting that a heat wave is continuing over the central United States and is expected to expand eastward during the week, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s in the Mid-Atlantic states as early as Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created an extreme heat FAQ that health departments and other community organizations can add to their websites and use in community outreach. The FAQ includes information on fluid intake, dressing for the heat and prompt treatment for heat-related illnesses. The CDC also posted additional resources on staying safe during heat emergencies. Populations at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and young children, older adults and people who are overweight or ill. CDC recommends reaching out to elderly neighbors and relatives to help protect them from heat-related illness.

Tags: Public health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Education, Prevention, Safety