Communicable diseases kill more people and destroy more livelihoods than natural disasters and conflicts together. There are two ways in which communicable disease and disasters are related: 1) the outbreak of communicable disease may overwhelm community coping capacities and spark a disaster and 2) disaster events themselves are often feared to create situations where the spread of communicable disease is more likely.
Communicable diseases are caused by contamination hazards. Most of these diseases can be passed from one person to another. Methods of transmission include mucus, blood, bites (from insects or animals capable of transmitting the disease), breath, saliva and sexual contact.
How do I prepare?
Local and National Government
Consider creating a or revising your current workplace's Business Continuity Program.
What do I need to know?
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