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Definition
See Natural disasters - number of events 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, Poisonning (number of events) Industrial accident, Oil spill (total people affected) Complex disasters, economic damages, % GDP Natural disasters, meteorological, deaths/yr

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