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What diseases become out of natural disasters?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Trauma and hygiene
Diseases related to natural disasters occur during and after. During the disaster trauma can occur. A crash injury, fire, or something un planned like a fall.
If you can, evacuate before the storm. After the disaster the diseases related to hygiene, fresh food and water become a major issue. Also people with prior medical needs. Hope this helps.

In brief: Trauma and hygiene
Diseases related to natural disasters occur during and after. During the disaster trauma can occur. A crash injury, fire, or something un planned like a fall.
If you can, evacuate before the storm. After the disaster the diseases related to hygiene, fresh food and water become a major issue. Also people with prior medical needs. Hope this helps.
Dr. Randy Stevens
Dr. Randy Stevens
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually infection
When people are rendered homeless, sanitary facilities destroyed, water and food sources contaminated, infections will become rampant.
Read about what recently happened in haiti and the advent of cholera. Malnutrition may also occur and make susceptibility to infection more significant.

In brief: Usually infection
When people are rendered homeless, sanitary facilities destroyed, water and food sources contaminated, infections will become rampant.
Read about what recently happened in haiti and the advent of cholera. Malnutrition may also occur and make susceptibility to infection more significant.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See answer
Multiple diseases have been associated with natural disasters ranging from diarrheal diseases due to multiple infectious microbes, to Tetanus and meningitis and many others.
For CDC information in depth: see >> http://bit.ly/2e3TCTL

In brief: See answer
Multiple diseases have been associated with natural disasters ranging from diarrheal diseases due to multiple infectious microbes, to Tetanus and meningitis and many others.
For CDC information in depth: see >> http://bit.ly/2e3TCTL
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Natural disasters
According the World Health Organization, Diarrheal diseases can occur due to contaminated water & lack of sanitation (Vibrio cholera, norovirus, Hepatitis A & E, Salmonella, & enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli) .
With serious over-crowding there is increased risk for transmission of Measles, Neisseria meningitides, & acute respiratory infections. With flooding, ^’ed rainfall & humidity – risk may

In brief: Natural disasters
According the World Health Organization, Diarrheal diseases can occur due to contaminated water & lack of sanitation (Vibrio cholera, norovirus, Hepatitis A & E, Salmonella, & enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli) .
With serious over-crowding there is increased risk for transmission of Measles, Neisseria meningitides, & acute respiratory infections. With flooding, ^’ed rainfall & humidity – risk may
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
^ for Malaria & Dengue fever. ^’ed airborne dust in some areas has led to coccidiomycosis. Wound infections may lead to Tetanus.
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