Biomedical Waste Management, Disaster Management, Occupational Health, Genetics and Health, Mental Health
Most commonly reported disease in the post disaster period is: [AIIMS May 2001J
|A||Acute Respiratory Infections|
1. Most commonly reported disease in post-disaster phase is Gastroenteritis
2. Most practical and effective strategy of disease prevention and control in post-disaster phase is 'supplying safe drinking water and proper disposal of excreta'
3. Foremost step for disease prevention and control in post-disaster phase is chlorination of all water bodies
4. Level of residual chlorine to be maintained in all water bodies in post-disaster phase is > 0.7 mg/l (> 0.7 ppm)
A common micronutrient deficiency in disasters is Vitamin A deficiency: It occurs due to deficient relief diets, measles and diarrhea (gastroenteritis)
- Other common deficiencies include scurvy (Vitamin C), anemia (iron) and pellagra (Vitamin B4 -niacin).