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Heat stroke

Heat stroke is de­fined as a body tem­per­a­ture above 40 C as a re­sult of en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­po­sure and a lack of ther­moreg­u­la­tion. A doc­tor said the death rate for heat stroke pa­tients could ex­ceed 30 per­cent.

When peo­ple no­tice symp­toms such as dizzi­ness and headache, ring­ing in the ears and thirst, they should be alert to po­ten­tial heat stroke and take nec­es­sary mea­sures to pre­vent the dis­com­fort from wors­en­ing. If the symp­toms are ac­com­pa­nied by fever, chest prob­lems, heavy sweat or nau­sea, the pa­tient should go to a hos­pi­tal as soon as pos­si­ble.

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