A myth too tough to die: the dead of disasters cause epidemics of disease.

@article{Kirkis2006AMT,
  title={A myth too tough to die: the dead of disasters cause epidemics of disease.},
  author={E Jacquelyn Kirkis},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={331-4}
}
Myths abound in the practice of health care, death, and disease. Akin to the old adage of swallowing camels and straining gnats, the myth that mass fatalities cause epidemics of disease following natural or other disasters is alive and well. Despite the findings of observers, microbiologists, epidemiologists, and other scientists, even medical doctors and… CONTINUE READING