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After a hurricane : key facts about infectious disease
  • Published Date:
    September14, 2005
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 119.96 KB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. ;
  • Description:
    Although infectious diseases are a frightening prospect, widespread outbreaks of infectious disease after hurricanes are not common in the United States. Rare and deadly exotic diseases, such as cholera or typhoid, do not suddenly break out after hurricanes and floods in areas where such diseases do not naturally occur.

    Communicable disease outbreaks of diarrhea and respiratory illness can occur when water and sewage systems are not working and personal hygiene is hard to maintain as a result of a disaster.

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