18 - Natural Hazards 18/11/2008 11:34:00 Flooding insurance...

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Natural Hazards 18/11/2008 12:34:00 Flooding insurance is different than fire insurance…  EPIDEMICS A disease that exceeds expectations (Could be 1 in a million, USC outbreak) ENDEMIC Diseases that are always there in the background, but there can still be flair- ups which would then reclassify the disease as an endemic (malaria) EPIZOOTIC Disease among animals (rabies or foot and mouth) Externalities Weather Famine Stress – immune system compromised Pestilence o These could all lead to more disease and death Infrastructure – no fresh food or water o People packed close together o Pathogen in the water o No medicines or healthcare
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