Heat-Related Mortality in India: Excess All-Cause Mortality Associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave

@inproceedings{Mavalankar2014HeatRelatedMI,
  title={Heat-Related Mortality in India: Excess All-Cause Mortality Associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave},
  author={Dileep Mavalankar and Amruta Nori-Sarma and Priya Dutta and Jeremy Hess and Gulrez Shah Azhar and B Bibban Deol and Priya Shekhar Bhaskar and Anjali Jaiswal and Radhika Khosla and Kim Knowlton and Mavalankar Mavalankar and Ajit Rajiva and Amruta Sarma and Perry E Sheffield},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION In the recent past, spells of extreme heat associated with appreciable mortality have been documented in developed countries, including North America and Europe. However, far fewer research reports are available from developing countries or specific cities in South Asia. In May 2010, Ahmedabad, India, faced a heat wave where the temperatures reached a high of 46.8 °C with an apparent increase in mortality. The purpose of this study is to characterize the heat wave impact and assess… CONTINUE READING
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