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Natural Hazards  25/11/2008 12:30:00 What measures can be used to control floods? Dams Levees Channelization Projects Sandbagging World Health Organization Collaborating Centers Specialized centers with expertise in certain areas Collaboration between countries Diseases Smallpox has be ALMOST eradicated (because it is still in some labs) 3 Major Pandemics o 1665 – Great Plague – spread by flea bites Bubonic Plague – stage one – black things in armpits Septicemic Plague – bacteria gets into blood and causes  poisoning Pulmonary Plague – coughing out bacteria o 1918 Influenza Started in the army where it then spread abroad and then back  in the United States, there was a second wave in 1919 Which city was hit the hardest? Philadelphia 
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course GEOG 260Lg taught by Professor Curtis during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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