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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The temperature in Ribeirão Preto, a city 300 kilometers north of the São Paulo capital, may exceed 45ºC (113ºF) and the city's population is at risk of death. The information is from the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET), which on Monday evening, October 5th, issued a high risk warning for the region. The warning applies until Thursday.

According to the Institute, the main problem caused by high temperatures is hyperthermia, when the external temperature compromises the metabolism of the human body, and also dehydration. To compound matters, there is a chance . . .

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