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Australia: Unseasonal weather prompts call for heatwave preparedness

17 Sep 2017, DEA

A new study has researched the impact of repeated heatwaves on Australian health care, showing that the larger cities experienced stretched health services on occasions. Higher temperatures in Australia are the new normal, with an early start to warm weather and predictions of more heatwaves. Doctors are now calling for better preparedness to the extreme heat.





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