PHO: Be wary of heat this campaign season

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE



The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in Negros Occidental warned candidates and their supporters to be cautious of “too much” heat exposure when campaigning.

The PHO fielded the warning as the campaign period for local candidates in the May 13, 2019 midterm polls began yesterday.

PHO head Dr. Ernell Tumimbang said warmer temperature brought by the mild El Niño phenomenon could result in sore eyes, dehydration, and skin diseases.

The risk of having a heat stroke is also high, added Tumimbang.

He advised the public to drink plenty of water and avoid going outside from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Among the symptoms of heat stroke are high body temperature, red, dry or damp skin, headaches, and dizziness.

If left untreated, heat stroke could cause organ failure and death./DGB, WDJ

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