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Hyperpyrexia due to air conditioning failure in a nursing home.

Zullivan-Bolyai J Z, Lumish R M, Smith E W P, Howell J T, Bregman D J, Lund M, Page R C, 1979
cooling | health | hot climate
Bibliographic info: Public Health Reports, Vol 94, No 5, 1979, pp 456-470, 3 tabs, 8 refs.
Languages: English

States that heat stress decreases the chance of survival for the elderly and sick. Cites examples of an eightfold increase in expected mortality for persons over 85 years and threefold for those 50-54 years old. Suggests that chronic degenerative disease in the elderly, certain therapeutic drugs and lack of acclimatization are additional risk factors.

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