Karnataka heat wave: 569 cases of heat-related illnesses

Heat-related conditions can escalate quickly from mild discomfort to life-threatening emergencies, so understanding of symptoms is key.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 11, 2024 | 12:32 PMUpdatedApr 11, 2024 | 12:32 PM

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Karnataka’s health department has reported at least 569 cases of heat-related illnesses due to the current heat wave. Doctors say heat-related conditions can escalate quickly to life-threatening emergencies. People must distinguish between heat stroke and heat exhaustion and seek immediate medical help. At the first signs of heat illness, it’s crucial to move to a cooler location, rest, and hydrate.

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