Eurosurveillance, Volume 10, Issue 7, 01 July 2005
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What lessons can be learnt from the exceptionally long and severe heatwave experienced in Europe in 2003?
First, that these heatwaves can be responsible for a dramatic excess mortality: certainly mor(...)
The current issue of Eurosurveillance updates and provides additional context to the report in early 2004 of an estimated 22 080 excess deaths in England and Wales, France, Italy and Portugal during a(...)
During the first two weeks of August 2003, Portugal was affected by a severe heat wave.
Following the identification in Portugal of the influence of heat waves on mortality in 1981 and 1991 (estimat(...)
France experienced a record-breaking heat wave between 2 and 15 August 2003. All the French regions were affected by this heat wave, which resulted in an excess of 14 800 deaths between 1 and 20 Augus(...)
The effect of the elevated temperatures on mortality experienced in Europe during the summer of 2003 was observed in several countries. This study, carried out in Spain, describes mortality between 1 (...)
This study evaluates the impact of the 2003 heat wave on cause-specific mortality and the role of demographic characteristics and socioeconomic conditions that may have increased the risk of mortality(...)
In the Netherlands, between 1400 and 2200 deaths in the summer of 2003 may have been heat-related. The fact that the maximum temperatures were lower than in some other European countries, and occurred(...)
This paper describes a retrospective analysis of the impact of the 2003 heat wave on mortality in England and Wales, and compares this with rapid estimates based on the Office for National Statistics(...)
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release: 01 July 2005
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