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See Natural disasters - total people affected 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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Natural disasters - climatological, deaths/yr Natural disasters, people affected, per 1,000 pop Industrial accident, Chemical spill (total damage, millions ) Natural disasters - hydrological, number of events

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