• August 13, 2020 11:45 AM

What is heat stroke?

What is heat stroke?

What is heat stroke? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.