Delayed-impact infectious disease after a natural disaster.

  title={Delayed-impact infectious disease after a natural disaster.},
  author={Rick A Bissell},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={1 1},
Most recent studies of natural disasters have shown little increase in post-disaster infectious disease. The result has been a de-emphasis of the disease control portion of many disaster relief programs. This study demonstrates a significant increase in four out of the five diseases studied following two hurricanes in the Dominican Republic, with the major impact of the increases coming several months after the disaster. Posited reasons for the increase in infectious diseases are: (a… CONTINUE READING

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