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HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ILLINOIS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS…AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS REMINDING THAT THESE CONDITIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS.

 

IT CAN BE HARD TO KEEP YOUR BODY COOL WHEN IT’S THIS HOT OUT SAYS PUBLIC HEALTH SPOKESPERSON MELANEY ARNOLD. SHE SAYS YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR SIGNS OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION.

 

 

HEAT STROKE IS EVEN MORE SERIOUS WITH A BODY TEMPERATURE ABOVE 103 DEGREES, A RAPID PULSE AND HOT AND RED SKIN.

 

 

ARNOLD SAYS IN THIS CASE, YOU SHOULD CALL 9-1-1- IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT GIVE THE PERSON ANY FLUIDS.

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