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Heat-Related Events



Extreme heat events such as heat waves can affect health in many ways. The Tracking Network monitors the effects of heat events on health by collecting data on heat-related morbidity (hospitalizations and emergency department visits) and heat-related mortality. Some populations are at higher risk for heat-related morbidity and mortality such as those with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease or asthma, people who are elderly or very young, people who work outdoors, and people who live in buildings without air conditioning and/or people who cannot afford to use their air conditioning.



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