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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).

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Damaged critical infrastructure due to disasters (current United States dollars) Industrial accident, Chemical spill (number of events) Industrial accident, Poisonning (total deaths) Agriculture loss due to disasters, by hazard type (millions of current USD)

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