Heatwaves and hospital staff: Taking the temperatures may be important

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.448 (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:448
  1. J Cleo Oliver, specialist registrar general surgery (cleo.oliver@yahoo.co.uk),
  2. Venkat S S Neelapala, senior house officer general surgery
  1. Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor LL57 2PW
  2. Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor LL57 2PW

    EDITOR—We read with interest Kovats's review of the impact of the recent heat wave on public health.1 We noticed several patients on the general surgical ward during this period with fevers up to 38°C but normal inflammatory markers. This led us to investigate the temperatures of the staff …

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