Increase in heat related illnesses reported as temperatures rise - KMOV.com

Increase in heat related illnesses reported as temperatures rise

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — Temperatures are already reaching record breaking numbers and St. Louis City and County are reporting heat related illnesses.

Thirty patients have gone to the hospital for heat illnesses in St. Louis this summer. Health officials are worried people are not taking the heat seriously.
 
They are meeting regularly to discuss who is being affected by the heat the most, making sure government agencies and community organizations are ready if a heat emergency arises.

According to health officials, young healthy people are being affected the most by the heat this summer.
 
Officials are urging people to simply take it easy and to schedule activities and exercise at a cooler time of day.

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