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Biological hazard

UN/ISDR - UN Office for DRR [ 15 January 2009 ]

Definition:

Process or phenomenon of organic origin or conveyed by biological vectors, including exposure to pathogenic micro-organisms, toxins and bioactive substances that may cause loss of life, injury, illness or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage.

Comment: Examples of biological hazards include outbreaks of epidemic diseases, plant or animal contagion, insect or other animal plagues and infestations.

Keywords

  • Themes:Health & Health Facilities
  • Hazards:Epidemic & Pandemic

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/467

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