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Can people develop hypothermia in temperatures above freezing?

The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for people to develop hypothermia. This is especially true if the person is wet or if it is windy. Elderly people in poorly heated homes can develop hypothermia. The homeless, the ill, and young children also are at risk.

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