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Warning on extreme temperatures in the Philippines

Manila, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday warned about heat-related illnesses, which become more prevalent with extreme temperatures.

It was after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration recorded temperatures above 41 degrees Celsius in several parts of the country between March 28 and April 1, a trend that forecasters say will extend until Wednesday.

These temperatures may cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, headache, vomiting and light-headedness, the DOH warned.

The agency added that prolonged exposure to heat increases the likelihood of a heat stroke, a serious condition characterized by loss of consciousness, confusion or convulsions, which can be fatal if left untreated.