Infectious disease emergencies in disasters

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

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Emergency Medicine


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