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Query Refinements Improve Heat Surveillance

Extreme Heat Exposure

Extreme outdoor heat is associated with more illness and death than other weather-related exposures. By modifying individual behavior and encouraging communities to make certain changes, many adverse outcomes associated with extreme heat can be prevented. The July issue of NSSP Update reviews another article from Public Health Reports about advancements in syndromic surveillance practice. This article explains the steps taken to refine a heat syndrome case definition. Better data leads to better health messaging and intervention.

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