33 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat: health officials

09 July, 2018, 05:32 | Author: Bert Pena
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However, he said public health officials believe the death toll may rise depending on how people adjust after such extreme temperatures.

Most of the victims in Montreal were men in their 50s or older, and living in vulnerable conditions without air conditioning, regional public health director Mylene Drouin has said. Temperatures were in the mid-90s for Montreal on Sunday and Monday, about 20 degrees higher than the normal temperatures this time of year.

While hot weather is expected to remain in Quebec next week, Serge Mainville of Environment Canada says it will be a dry heat.

Stefan Overhoff, chief operating officer at Urgences-sante ambulance service, said people who've endured the heat for several days could still be susceptible to health problems. "So now we're adding another blow to that, and the blow is recurrent over multiple days".

Health officials have said the people who died didn't have air conditioning in their homes and had health issues.

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And late Wednesday two more deaths blamed on the heat were recorded in a Montreal suburb, Radio Canada reported.

"What we know is, first they have heat stroke".

"High concentrations of pollutants are expected to persist through tonight", the agency says, noting smog is especially hard on asthmatic children and people with respiratory ailments or heart disease. Numerous victims suffered from chronic health issues or mental illnesses and lived in areas known as 'heat island, ' - regions prone to higher temperatures due to a lack of vegetation.

In 2010, a heat wave killed around 100 people in the Montreal area.

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