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  • Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency that can be avoided by following simple prevention measures.
  • Older people, young children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with heart disease, high blood pressure or lung disease are most at risk.
  • During hot weather, drink plenty of water, stay cool indoors or in the shade, and restrict activity, especially exercise, renovating and gardening.
  • Call Triple Zero (000) if you or a family member show any signs of heatstroke.

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Reviewed on: 23-11-2015