Preventing infectious disease outbreaks following natural disasters
from EDM Digest
Natural disasters generate ideal conditions for the development and outbreak of infectious diseases. For example, respiratory, diarrheal and vector-borne diseases are most common after a natural disaster. Severe storms, flooding and other natural catastrophes affect both the physical and social environment of disease victims. Infrastructures such as homes that are compromised, for example, can lead to unsafe drinking water and unsanitary conditions.
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