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Epidemic - Data and statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular hazard including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008 , as well as the top 10 disasters.

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Epidemic disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 1,039
No of people killed: 183,278
Average people killed per year: 6,320
No of people affected: 19,411,394
Average people affected per year: 669,358
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 0
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 0

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Kenya 1994 6,500,000
Bangladesh 1991 1,500,000
Burundi 2000 722,591
Burundi 1999 616,034
Bangladesh 1987 600,000
Zimbabwe 1996 500,000
Zaire/Congo Dem Rep 2002 500,000
Indonesia 1986 500,000
United States 1993 403,000
Cambodia 1992 380,000

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Peru 1991 8,000
Ethiopia 1988 7,385
Nigeria 1991 7,289
Nigeria 1996 4,346
Burkina Faso 1996 4,071
India 1984 3,290
Niger 1995 3,022
India 1988 3,000
Sudan 1988 2,770
Bangladesh 1982 2,696

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
0

Statistics for epidemic


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08