Review Article - Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1
Communicable disease transmission and prevention of following disasters.
Numerous disasters occur around the world each year as a result of natural hazards. These hazards can result in damage to infrastructure, population displacement, interruption of healthcare programs, and unsanitary conditions. As a result, the health of the public may be desperately weakened and vulnerable on many fronts. Situations such as these provide the ideal environment for resurgence and propagation of endemic diseases, potentially leading to epidemics. In order to maintain public health, interventions must be implemented early to alleviate the strain experienced by communities and prevent transmission of communicable diseases.Author(s): Bidaisee S, Pichainarongk S