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Definition
See Natural disasters - economic damages 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). Indicator calculations: The proportion of GDP is based on million United States dollar values from EM-DAT divided by GDP in current United States dollars.

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Housing loss due to disasters, by hazard type (millions of current USD) Natural disasters, hydrological, deaths/yr Technological disasters, economic damages, % GDP Industrial accident, Poisonning (total deaths)

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