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Descriptor English: Disasters
Descriptor Spanish: Desastres
Descriptor Portuguese: Desastres
Descriptor French: Catastrophes
Tree number(s): N06.230.100
SP4.037
SP8
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004190
Scope note: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Annotation: coordinate with specific event causing the disaster; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
Public MeSH Note: 1972; for NATURAL DISASTERS see NATURAL DISASTERS 1991-2008, see DISASTERS 1972-1990; for FLOODS see DISASTERS 1963-1981
Related: Disaster Legislation DeCS
Relief Work MeSH
DeCS ID: 4250
Unique ID: D004190
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/01
Disasters - Preferred
Concept UI M0006560
Scope note Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Preferred term Disasters



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