ABC of Conflict and Disaster (ABC Series) by Anthony D. Redmond, Peter F. Mahoney, James M. Ryan, Cara

By Anthony D. Redmond, Peter F. Mahoney, James M. Ryan, Cara Macnab, David Owen

This ABC introduces medication in parts of clash or typical catastrophe responding to the transforming into variety of areas affected.Chapters care for matters similar to earthquakes and landslides in addition to nuclear incidents and organic struggle either nationally and internationally.It covers either logistical making plans and clinical relief in addition to post-conflict restoration, providing mental in addition to clinical and public healthiness support.It prepares reduction employees for quite a number roles in all attainable events.

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For chemical weapons, as well as highly toxic and persistent new agents such as VX, older agents, such as mustard gas, remain highly dangerous and relatively easy to obtain. For biological agents, the key element is rapid identification so that countermeasures can be deployed before the agent is widely disseminated. Biological toxins resemble chemical agents rather than infectious organisms: they can pose major threats, but usually only over localised areas or to poison food or water. Radiological weapons include weaponised radioactive waste and dirty bombs as well as nuclear weapons.

Case study 2: Balkans—Pristina, Kosovo In the summer of 1999 Kosovo was in a well defined acute emergency phase with an expected rapid transition to early recovery phase. The territory had experienced civil war, population displacement, and NATO intervention. The returning population, displaced internally and to neighbouring countries, faced damaged and destroyed housing, a collapsed infrastructure, and no instruments of government. In such a vacuum, the United Nations interim administration became the government, with the World Food Programme feeding the population and the World Health Organization taking on the health portfolio.

The essential groupworker. London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999 Competing interests: None declared. com on 1 October 2006 Clinical review This is the last in a series of 12 articles ABC of conflict and disaster Weapons of mass destruction—threats and responses Christine Gosden, Derek Gardener Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) include chemical, biological, and radiological agents with the potential to cause death at low doses and with serious long term health effects in survivors. This article provides general information relevant to all situations, from terrorist attacks in developed countries to conflict zones in Third World countries.

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