May ended as the month with the most heat illness alerts in a year and a half

May ended as the month with the most heat illness alerts in a year and a half

May 2024 culminated with 43 alerts for diseases related to the heat or the light emitted by the Health Departmentthe highest monthly amount recorded by the agency in the last year and a half.

According to the most recent Syndromic Health Surveillance Report –published on June 14–, men (61.05%) have been the most affected by diseases related to heat or light, while, at the age level, the most impacted people have been those in the 60 to 69 age group, followed by those from 20 to 29, 70 to 79 and 10 to 19, although there are cases in all ages.

The 10-page report details that, From January 2023 to June 8, Health issued 344 alerts for illnesses related to heat or lightOf these, 235 were last year and 109 between January 1 and June 8, 2024. In 2023, the highest number of alerts was in June, with 42, one less than those issued last month.

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