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Definition
See Natural disasters - 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). Indicator calculations: Per thousand population figures are based on population figures.

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Natural disasters - geophysical, number of events Natural disasters - biological, total people affected,per 1,000 pop Damaged dwellings due to disasters, by hazard type (number) Complex disasters, deaths/million

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