The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning about the dangers of extreme heat. The body cools itself by sweating, but when it’s this hot out, sweating sometimes isn’t enough.

Public Health Director Doctor Ngozi Ezike says trouble can begin quickly.

 

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In the case of heat exhaustion, move the person to a cool place and give them plenty of fluids. If it’s heat stroke, cool the person off with cold water and do not give fluids.

 

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