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what infection should i worry getting from animals after the tusnami?

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Dr. Mary p Marshall
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Infection spread: Animals can transmit diseases and infections to humans after a disaster such as a tusnami. Some possibilities are: Plague, Rabies, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Animals: Sometimes it is the animals themselves. Although not a tsunami, after Hurricane Ivan we had lots of alligators and poisonous snakes that came out of their flooded areas & entered populated areas. There were many displaced animals from the Orange Beach zoo walking about in the open. Here is a list of diseases that may occur (depending on what part of the world you live in).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 22, 2017

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