Hundreds die in US as temperatures reach 41(degree)C

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:277

Hundreds of people have died in Chicago as a result of a severe heatwave in the US. With temperatures in the city reaching 41°C, 436 deaths attributed to the heat had been reported by the middle of last week.

Dr Edmund Donoghue, the medical examiner for Cook County, said that of those 436 deaths, 45 were due to heat stroke. Heat stress contributed to the deaths of the …

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