heat-wave.jpgMedical experts say the current unusually high temperatures being experienced in the country can cause health problems such as dehydration, headaches, diarrhoea and heat stroke and have advised people to increase intake of fluids.


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Zimbabwe is experiencing extremely high temperatures with many places recording up to 42 degrees Celsius.

Medical experts say the unusually high temperatures also cause various ailments such as headaches, diarrhoea and heat stroke as a result of loss of water through sweating.

Paediatrician, Dr Hilda Mujuru says young children are the most affected and as a result those who are still breastfeeding should increase fluid intake so that babies are not affected.

The medical experts have also advised that during a heat wave, it is important to know and be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heat-related illness with the fatal condition being heat stroke.

In all heat-related illnesses, the symptoms appear when a person is exposed to extreme temperatures like what is currently happening in the country.

The heat wave which the country is currently experiencing is continuing with temperatures breaking long set records.