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Definition
See Natural disasters - total people affected 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, meteorological, economic damages, million $ Natural disasters, hydrological, total people affected, per 1,000 pop Disruptions to basic services due to disasters, number (SDG 11.5.2) Complex disasters, economic damages, million $

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