Infectious disease emergencies in disasters

M. J. Howard, J. C. Brillman, Frederick M. Burkle

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Abstract

This article discusses the relationship between disasters and infections. Infections that are reviewed include those resulting from (1) a breakdown of the usual mechanisms of infection control, (2) the introduction or emergence of pathogens, and (3) the movement of populations into new areas. Components of infectious-disease surveillance and disaster teams are detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-428
Number of pages16
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Disasters
Communicable Diseases
Emergencies
Infection Control
Infection
Population

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Infectious disease emergencies in disasters. / Howard, M. J.; Brillman, J. C.; Burkle, Frederick M.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1996, p. 413-428.

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Howard, M. J. ; Brillman, J. C. ; Burkle, Frederick M. / Infectious disease emergencies in disasters. In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1996 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 413-428.
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