Health Risks After a Flood: Tips on How to Protect Your Family

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This three-page fact sheet educates people about health risks after a storm. It outlines prevention of food-borne disease, water-borne illness, heat exhaustion and carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and mosquito-borne illness. It discusses post-flood clean up, clearing standing water, and eliminating mosquito breeding sites. Links for more information are provided.

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Florida Department of Health
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Carbon monoxide poisoning, Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency preparedness, Fires, Flood, Foodborne diseases, Heat exhaustion, Hurricane, Mosquitoes, Sanitation
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2014
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