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See Natural disasters death 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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Natural disasters, deaths/yr Number of people whose destroyed dwellings were due to disasters (number) Technological disasters, total people affected Countries managing disaster risk (1 = YES; 0 = NO)

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