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How Floods Can Increase the Risk of Death Even After They Have Passed

The study in 34 countries found that people affected by floods had a significantly increased risk of death in the weeks after the disaster.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .
By
AHMAD ARIF
· 3 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in Bagaimana Banjir Bisa Meningkatkan Risiko Kematian sekalipun Sudah Berlalu

Several vehicles are trapped in floods on the road in Manhattan, New York, United States on Friday, September 29, 2023. Heavy rain throughout the night in the northeast part of the US caused New York City to be flooded on Friday, crippling some of the city's subway lines.
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Several vehicles are trapped in floods on the road in Manhattan, New York, United States on Friday, September 29, 2023. Heavy rain throughout the night in the northeast part of the US caused New York City to be flooded on Friday, crippling some of the city's subway lines.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Research conducted in 34 countries found that individuals affected by floods have a significantly increased risk of death three and six weeks after the disaster. This is caused, among other things, by contaminated food and drink, exposure to pathogens, and disrupted access to healthcare.

Editor:
EVY RACHMAWATI
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