California Department of Health Services releases study of 2006 heat wave fatalities

by bil | July 23rd, 2007

The California Department of Health Services released its 2006 analysis of California deaths relating to the heat wave that afflicted a large part of California between July 15th and August 1st of last year.

The heat wave was responsible for 140 fatalities, and included deaths in Imperial County, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Fresno, Kern, Sacramento, and San Bernardino, California.

Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke and can occur when people aren’t properly hydrated or are dressed in warm clothing. Nausea, vomiting, headache, and fever are symptoms to watch for.

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