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What are some examples of biological disasters?
Common examples of biological hazards include:
- Malaria, Dengue fever.
- Meningitis, influenza.
- Pest infestations.
- Zoonoses – HIV, H5N1 virus (Bird flu), H1N1 (Swine Flu), the plague, Anthrax, Cholera, Leptospirosis.
- Medical wastes – Used needles, medication that has expired etc.
What is biological disaster Class 9?
Biological disasters are natural scenarios involving disease, disability, or death on a large scale among humans, animals, and plants due to micro-organisms like bacteria, or viruses, or toxins.
What is a biological disaster short answer?
Biological disaster is defined as, “the devastating effects caused by an enormous spread of a certain kind of living organism that may spread a disease, viruses or infestation of plant, animal or insect life on an epidemic or pandemic level”.
What are the causes biological disasters?
Biological disasters might be caused by epidemics, accidental release of virulent microorganism(s) or Bioterrorism (BT) with the use of biological agents such as anthrax, smallpox, etc.
What is the biological effect of a disaster?
Biological disasters define the devastating effects caused by an enormous spread of a certain kind of living organism – that may the spread a disease, virus, or an epidemic. Biological disasters can also be simply, a sudden growth in the population of a certain kind of plants or animals, e.g., a locust plague.
What causes a biological disaster?
In general, biological disasters develop when some form of malignant agent (usually bacteria or virus) enters a population that is vulnerable to its actions and which lives in an environment that is conducive to the agent’s propagation.
How do biological disaster occur?
What is the definition of a biological disaster?
Biological disasters are outbreaks of diseases or contagions of plant and animal life on an epidemic or pandemic level or infestations of animal or insect life on an epidemic or pandemic level.
Is there a national policy for biological disasters?
In some states, there is a separate department of public health. States that do not have such arrangements will also have to take initiatives to establish such a department. At the national level, there is no policy on biological disasters. The existing contingency plan of MoH&FW is about 10 years old and needs extensive revision.
When was the last biological disaster in India?
MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL DISASTERS July 2008 NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA xxii National Disaster Management Guidelines Management of Biological Disasters
How to plan for a family biological disaster?
Plan for Family Biological Disaster Plan. Personal cleanliness – daily bath, don’t grow long nails and wear clean clothes. Hand Hygiene (Wash hands with soap and water before preparing food or eating, after passing stools, coughing or sneezing).