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Home » Health Department » Climate & Health » Climate Change and Extreme Heat
An extreme heat event is several days or more with uncommonly hot temperatures that can be harmful to people. Climate change will make extreme heat events more common, especially in cities. New Orleans will have warmer temperatures during the year. Illnesses and deaths caused by extreme heat events are preventable.
The Occupational Heat-Related Illness (HRI) Prevention Program monitors emergency department (ED) visits for HRI to determine the effect of extreme heat on people seeking healthcare in Louisiana. The HRI data will be updated weekly on Tuesdays from April to October this year. Heat-Related Illness Syndromic Surveillance, 2023
For information about the case definition and limitations for interpreting syndromic surveillance data click here.
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Young children need help keeping cool and hydrated.
Older adults may have trouble adjusting to changes in temperature. Heat can cause medications to have harmful side effects.
People with disabilities may have trouble adjusting to changes in temperature. Heat can cause medications to have harmful side effects.
People living in poverty may not have access to A/C or may not be able to afford the cost.
Outdoor workers are more likely to become dehydrated and to have a heat related illness.
Athletes are more likely to become dehydrated and to have a heat related illness.
Never leave children or pets in a parked car unattended, even if the windows are opened. Pets can have heat related illnesses, too.
A heat related illness caused by high temperatures and dehydration. Some signs include:
If you are experiencing these symptoms:
Move to a cooler area, lie down and loosen your clothing. Apply damp cloths to your body and sip water. If symptoms continue, get medical help right away.
A heat related illness caused by a rise in body temperature higher than 103⁰ F. Some signs include:
Call 911 right away. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
Move to a cooler area or use cool cloths or a cool bath to lower temperaure.
Do not drink fluids.
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