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Definition
See Natural disasters - number of events definition. Biological disaster refers to a hazard caused by the exposure to living organisms and their toxic substances (e.g. venom, mold) or vector-borne diseases that they may carry. Examples are venomous wildlife and insects, poisonous plants, and mosquitoes carrying disease-causing agents such as parasites, bacteria, or viruses (e.g. malaria).

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Disruptions to health services due to disasters (number) Industrial accident, Gas leak (total damage, millions) Number of people whose damaged dwellings were due to disasters (number) Industrial accident, Radiation (total damage % GDP)

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