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July 18, 2013

Extreme heat can be serious business

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The temperature may rise dramatically and the patient’s skin may feel dry. If someone is experiencing heat stroke, they should be moved to a cool place and be cooled down with water if possible, and emergency medical help should be called immediately because heat stroke can be life threatening.

DHHS is working with regional and state partners to reach out to vulnerable populations, or people who may not realize they are at risk during extreme heat.

For more information on heat-related illnesses, visit the DHHS website at dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at cdc.gov.

For questions about animal health and heat, call the Department of Agriculture at 271-2404 or visit agriculture.nh.gov. For questions related to air quality and the heat, contact the Department of Environmental Services at 271-1370 or visit airquality.nh.gov.

For concerns about your health or someone else’s during excessive heat, contact your healthcare provider or call 911 for emergency assistance.

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