Epidemiology of Disasters

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Epidemiology of Disasters

Epidemiology of Disasters

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Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) reports that 50% of the world’s major disasters occur in countries within Asia and the Pacific. The above mentioned areas fall under the world’s hazard belts prone to landslides, tidal waves, windstorms, floods, droughts, earthquakes and typhoons triggered largely by seismic and climatic factors. Thailand, one of the developing countries located in Asia has been hard hit by natural disasters resulting in the death of many in addition to severe economic loss and destruction of infrastructure.