Heat-Related Illness Rising with Temperatures

(WUFT News, reporter D. Ivanov, May 4, 2020)

“The past five years have been the hottest ever recorded, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, and 2020 is “almost certain” to follow, the agency projects. Florida has made headlines this spring for record heat, but the trend stretches back far longer. ”

This news article discusses a high school football player who died in the hospital of multiple organ failure caused by heat illness.  Heat related hospitalizations are charted from 2005 to 2018. “Medical heat expert Dr. Douglas Casa, chief executive officer of the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute, explained there are two types of heat stroke, exertional and classic.”  The article continues with information about how heat affects the human body and concludes with advice for Floridians on how to recognize and treat heat-related issues.  To read the full article, click here.

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