123 people seek heat-related hospital treatment June 1-10

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/11
By: Chang Ming-hsun and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) The recent heat wave has seen an uptick in the number of people suffering from heat related ailments, with 123 related hospitalizations from June 1-10, according to statistics from the Health Promotion Administration (HPA).

The number represents a recent spike in cases after 83 people sought treatment for heat-related ailments from June 1-8, HPA data showed.

In May, the number of people seeking emergency treatment for heat symptoms totaled 160, according to the HPA.

There are several tips to prevent heat-related problems, the HPA said, adding that these include wearing comfortable, light-colored, breathable and quick drying clothes, using sunscreen and other protective measures when outdoors, and drinking at least two liters of water a day, even if not thirsty.    [FULL  STORY]

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