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Health Officials Warn About Heat


June 21, 2018

Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging people to take steps to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses, with sweltering heat expected to impact parts of North Carolina this week.

“High temperatures, along with high humidity levels can be dangerous,” said State Health Director and DHHS Chief Medical Officer Betsey Tilson, M.D., MPH. “People spending time outdoors for work or recreation should protect themselves from the sun and drink plenty of fluids to minimize risk of heat-related illness.”

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