Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

  title={Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria},
  author={Nishant Kishore and Domingo Marqu{\'e}s and Ayesha S. Mahmud and Mathew V. Kiang and Irmary Rodriguez and Arlan F. Fuller and Peggy Ebner and Cecilia Sorensen and F{\'a}bio de Castro Jorge Racy and Jay Lemery and Leslie Maas and Jennifer Leaning and Rafael A. Irizarry and Satchit Balsari and Caroline O. Buckee},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
BACKGROUND Quantifying the effect of natural disasters on society is critical for recovery of public health services and infrastructure. The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused massive infrastructural damage to Puerto Rico, but its effect on mortality remains contentious. The official death count is 64. METHODS Using a representative, stratified sample, we surveyed 3299 randomly chosen households across Puerto… 

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