Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Children, the elderly and people with chronic conditions are usually the first to suffer from heat-related illness. Heat exhaustion, cramps or, in extreme cases, heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to hot temperatures.
Data in this section is from the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program. These charts will be updated weekly through September 2018. The data fluctuates based on hospital reporting.
Data collection was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 U50 OE000069-01, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
If you think you or a loved one are exhibiting these symptoms, then you should move to a cool place, sip water and use cool cloths on the body. Always seek appropriate medical attention as necessary.
Heat stroke (high body temperature, passing out, confusion) is considered a medical emergency. Call 911.
To learn more about warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, click here on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.