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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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Industrial accident, Chemical spill (number of events) Deaths and missing persons due to disasters, per 100,000 population (SDG 1.5.1 / SDG 11.5.1 / SDG 13.1.1) Deaths and missing persons due to disasters (number) Number of people whose damaged dwellings were due to disasters (number)

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