Emergency Risk Management for Health Mass CasualtiesDead Bodies
World Health Organization, Public Health England, and Partners (2013). Emergency Risk Management for Health: Mass Casualties/Dead Bodies.
This factsheet emphasizes that larger-scale disasters may result in tens of thousands of deaths (e.g., the 2010 earthquake in Haiti) while smaller-scale disasters may exceed the local capacities for mass fatality management. It also addresses the health risks to the general public, including the negative mental health effects that mass casualty events can have on community members and responders.
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