Read here for information on common health risks, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a natural disaster. Also, follow our external links to several national authorities for additional information.
- Contact dermatitis
- Food poisoning
Common ailments of concern in the wake of a disaster include:
- Animal bites
- Amoebic dysentery
- Ebola virus disease
- E. coli infection
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Hepatitis A
- Insect bites and stings
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Staph infection
- Typhoid fever
- West Nile virus
Other possible concerns include:
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