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Definition
See Natural disasters - economic damages 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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Technological disasters, economic damages, million 2005 $/yr Complex disasters, people made homeless Number of people whose livelihoods were disrupted or destroyed due to disasters (number) Damaged dwellings due to disasters, by hazard type (number)

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