What do people cough up after tsunami?

What diseases do tsunamis cause?

“There is an immediate increased risk of waterborne diseases—that is, cholera, typhoid fever, shigellosis, and hepatitis A and E—related to unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation. Outbreaks of these diseases could occur at any moment.”

How do tsunamis affect human health?

Immediate health concerns

The majority of deaths associated with tsunamis are related to drownings, but traumatic injuries are also a primary concern. Injuries such as broken limbs and head injuries are caused by the physical impact of people being washed into debris such as houses, trees, and other stationary items.

What are 5 effects of a tsunami?

4. Types of tsunami impacts

Impact People and Animals
Water Currents Moving waves wash out residential settlements, human beings and cattle.
Contamination Contaminated water injures and causes health hazards
Debris/sediments of soil Human fatalities and severe injuries
Gas and Fire Leakage of gas, explosions due to leakage.

Which was the worst tsunami ever?

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami and, by the scientific community, the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake) occurred at 07:58:53 in local time (UTC+7) on 26 December, with an epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

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