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      D.C. hyperthermia alert issued by government

      A hyperthermia alert has been issued in the District of Columbia.

      The government of D.C. issued the alert because the heat index in Washington reached 95 degrees on Tuesday.

      Hyperthermia is a condition in which the body produces more heat than it can release, which could lead to a dangerous elevation in body temperature.

      Symptoms of hyperthermia can include dry skin, dehydration or signs of heat exhaustion.