Infectious Diseases After Hydrologic Disasters.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;36(4):835-851
Authors: Liang SY, Messenger N
Hydrologic disasters, including hurricanes, tsunamis, and severe flooding, have been associated with infectious diseases, particularly among vulnerable and displaced populations in resource-poor settings. Skin and soft tissue infections, gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections, zoonotic infections, and vector-borne diseases each present unique threats to human health in this setting. Increased emergency physician awareness of these infectious diseases and their diagnosis and management helps optimize medical care for survivors after a hydrologic disaster and safeguard the health of disaster responders.
PMID: 30297008 [PubMed - in process]