If you haven’t traveled to a third world country in a long time, pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and fungus may not be high on your radar. Tragically, more people suffer and die from sudden exposure to these pathogens in the aftermath of disaster than during most disasters. This is because disaster zones essentially take on 3rd world country conditions. But since the news and media only like new sensational stories, the long drawn out tail that haunts people afterward never gets any attention.
Disasters and Their Aftermath
According to FEMA the following is a list of dangerous disasters:
- Chemical Emergencies
- Dam Failure
- Fire or Wildfire
- Hazardous Material
- Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
- Winter Storm
What FEMA doesn’t tell you about are the most likely diseases that follow. To be fair, under the topic of flood, the FEMA website does warn that you should stay away from flood water and mud as it may contain sewage and toxic chemicals. So let’s go through a few of the most common disasters and see how well you’re prepared for the disaster and the aftermath.
Things you wouldn’t even think of including displaced animal and insect life expose you to a sudden rush of viruses and germs that are totally new to you.
Have you ever met someone who survived a major fire? Just when their friends think they’ve been through to the worst of it is when their real challenges take root. While fire can sterilize and kill bacteria and viruses, it can actually activate many dangerous fungus species. Left unchecked by their natural enemies – bacteria, fungus combined with any chemical flame retardants begin to break down your pulmonary system.
“The decrease [in 911 firefighters’ lung capacity] is much greater than that observed with historical smoke and dust exposure and appeared to permanently reduce lung function,” said Dr. Mark Gladwin, chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “There was an expectation that this would improve in the overall cohort, but this did not happen.”
After a fire, the possible diseases that could haunt you the rest of your life include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems.
You see poor flood victims. I see dangerous carriers of airborne diseases. – Anonymous Infectious Disease Specialist
When you look at pictures of flood victims, your heart likely goes out for them considering all their loss. But their troubles are only beginning. Being exposed to flood water won’t just make you catch a cold, the human and animal feces, bacteria from dead animals, and toxic chemicals all enter your body from the bottom up.
The people in these photos are high likelihood victims of diarrhea, parasites, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis. But the list goes on. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), malaria, dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, and West Nile Fever threaten flood victims by way of displaced animal and insect life.
Are You Prepared?
Whether you call them survivalists or cynics, as you can see, stock piling canned foods, water, and a first aid kit just isn’t going to do the job. No matter how well you are externally prepared with food and shelter, if you’re going to get your family prepared for a major disaster, you must be internally prepared as well.
In medicine, there are three states of health. There is “sick,” “not sick,” and, “healthy.” There is a major difference between the “not sick” and the “healthy.” The healthy have a robust immune system that can recover from and even ward off diseases. If you are just not sick, it’s only a matter of time.
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