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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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Damaged critical infrastructure due to disasters (millions of current USD) Industrial accident, Poisonning (total damage, millions) Technological disasters, deaths/yr Natural disasters, climatological, deaths/yr

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