Weather behind deaths of 2,000 Americans yearly: CDC

July 30, 2014 3:33 PM

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Weather behind deaths of 2,000 Americans yearly: CDC

NEW YORK -- The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.

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