Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services
DOH Confirming 3rd Arkansas Death from Heat Disorder
(Little Rock--) Hot temperatures and high humidity are a dangerous mix that contributes to illness and death. The Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health (DOH), is confirming the third heat related death in the state this year. This person was elderly and resided in the central area of the state. Members of the media have reported additional deaths, but the DOH cannot confirm a death until a physician or a coroner’s office sends a death certificate to the Arkansas Center for Health Statistics (Vital Records).
For more information on preventing heat disorders, go to the Internet and click on
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.asp. or see previous DOH press releases on heat at http://www.healthyarkansas.com/news/news.html.