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City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 4, 2010
Fourth suspected heat-related death in the metro
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department has been notified of a fourth suspected heat-related death in the metro that is currently under investigation by the Jackson County Medical Examiner. As this is an on-going medical investigation, no additional information can be released on the death at this time. Upon confirmation, which may take weeks or months depending on aspects of the investigation, information can be made available.
Subsequent updates on the number of suspected heat-related deaths will be provided through the Health Department’s official Facebook and Twitter pages:
For more information about heat-related illnesses, visit the CDC’s Web page about extreme heat: www.cdc.gov/Features/ExtremeHeat.
Heat information also can be found on the Health Department's Web page, www.kcmo.org/health. For general information on heat-related illness signs and symptoms, call the City’s Action Center by dialing 3-1-1 or 816-513-1313. For heat information and community resources, call the Health Department's community partner United Way at 2-1-1 or 816-474-5112.
Media inquiries on this issue should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, Health Department, 816-840-2548 (pager).