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Water Res ; 171: 115440, 2020 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31955059

RESUMO

Managing waterborne and water-related diseases is one of the most critical factors in the aftermath of hurricane-induced natural disasters. The goal of the study was to identify water-quality impairments in order to set the priorities for post-hurricane relief and to guide future decisions on disaster preparation and relief administration. Field investigations were carried out on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands as soon as the disaster area became accessible after the back-to-back hurricane strikes by Irma and Maria in 2017. Water samples were collected from individual household rain cisterns, the coastal ocean, and street-surface runoffs for microbial concentration. The microbial community structure and the occurrence of potential human pathogens were investigated in samples using next generation sequencing. Loop mediated isothermal amplification was employed to detect fecal indicator bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis. The results showed both fecal indicator bacteria and Legionella genetic markers were prevalent but were low in concentration in the water samples. Among the 22 cistern samples, 86% were positive for Legionella and 82% for Escherichia-Shigella. Enterococcus faecalis was detected in over 68% of the rain cisterns and in 60% of the coastal waters (n = 20). Microbial community composition in coastal water samples was significantly different from cistern water and runoff water. Although identification at bacterial genus level is not direct evidence of human pathogens, our results suggest cistern water quality needs more organized attention for protection of human health, and that preparation and prevention measures should be taken before natural disasters strike.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Qualidade da Água , Fezes , Humanos , Ilhas , Chuva , Ilhas Virgens Americanas , Microbiologia da Água
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Disasters ; 44(1): 152-178, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31231854

RESUMO

While some scholars have found that government post-disaster assistance supports the incumbent, others have shown that incumbent effects among beneficiaries are imperceptible or negative. This article contributes to this debate by using a regression discontinuity design of households affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji to show that the type of assistance provided is an important variable in understanding the effects of aid on perceptions of the government. Residents of Fiji who received a post-disaster cash transfer are up to 20 per cent more likely to be very satisfied with the government than are those who did not. The probability further increases if the cash transfer was provided along with in-kind benefits or vouchers, but it is not affected if beneficiaries were also encouraged to use their own pension savings. This paper provides evidence in favour of the 'attentive citizen' theory by demonstrating that beneficiaries actively appraise government responses; it also reveals possible effects of elite capture on the relationship between the government and beneficiaries.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Financiamento Governamental/estatística & dados numéricos , Opinião Pública , Socorro em Desastres , Fiji , Humanos
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FP Essent ; 487: 11-16, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31799815

RESUMO

Understanding common public health threats is critical in preparing for disasters and improving community resilience. Disasters can be natural (eg, earthquakes, landslides, floods, hurricanes, wildfires) or technological (ie, man-made) (eg, mass shootings, bioterrorism). Disasters caused by climate change constitute a combination of these two types-cases in which man-made actions have long-term consequences through natural disasters. After a disaster, immediate public health concerns include access to water and sanitation. Other concerns include safety and security, possible infectious disease outbreaks, mental health issues, and increased risk of human trafficking. Disease outbreaks often occur due to lack of potable water and disruption of sewage disposal systems. Mental stress and mental disorders, such as acute stress disorders and anxiety disorders, should be recognized and addressed. Chaos after disasters can overwhelm law enforcement, increasing the risk of violence and human trafficking for vulnerable populations. Disasters can have a devastating effect on health care infrastructure, increase the need for mortuary and morgue services, and increase demands on the health care system.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Medicina de Desastres , Planejamento em Desastres , Desastres , Humanos , Saúde Pública
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J Bus Contin Emer Plan ; 13(2): 186-192, 2019 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31779745

RESUMO

Nothing strikes a heightened level of awareness among coastal and island communities, emergency managers and critical infrastructure owners like the start of another hurricane season. Even though the season starts at the same time every year - 15th May for the Eastern Pacific region, and 1st June for the Atlantic and Central Pacific regions - too many organisations, agencies and communities are ill-prepared for a hurricane to strike. For emergency management professionals and critical infrastructure owners, however, this is not an option: the communities served by these organisations are counting on them to be prepared. This paper provides a reminder that when it comes to getting ready, there is no time like the present.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Planejamento em Desastres , Emergências , Humanos
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Oecologia ; 191(4): 897-907, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31616999

RESUMO

To support conservation and restoration, it is important to understand how differences in species functional traits relate to the distribution and demographic performance (i.e., changes in rates of growth, survival and recruitment) of co-occurring endemic, indigenous, and alien species on oceanic islands, where species are especially vulnerable to invasion. We examined interspecific differences in leaf and wood traits, and their associations with species origin (endemic, indigenous, and alien), distribution patterns, and demographic performance after typhoon disturbance for 22 co-occurring woody species at Sekimon on Hahajima Island in the Ogasawara Islands. Principal components analysis showed that the first and second principal components were associated with trait variations along spectra of leaf and wood economics (LES and WES). Species origin was not significantly associated with these components. Conservative species with low resource acquisition along the LES were abundant before the typhoon but acquisitive species had higher recruitment after the typhoon. After the typhoon, acquisitive species along the WES showed higher recruitment, relative growth rates but low survival rates on soil substrates. Endemic and indigenous species had lower recruitment and relative growth rates and endemic species had lower survival rates than alien species. Alien, endemic and indigenous species have similar functional space along the LES and WES, but these functional differences do not simply explain high demographic performance of alien species after the typhoon under the conditions of the species composition shifting from endemic species to alien species after repeated typhoon disturbances.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Madeira , Demografia , Florestas , Ilhas , Árvores
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Am J Disaster Med ; 14(2): 121-136, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31637693

RESUMO

Delivering risk and crisis communication to US Gulf Coast residents poses a unique challenge to individual and organizational responders. The region has endured several natural and man-made disasters, spanning Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and more recently Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In the future, the US Gulf Coast is expected to remain susceptible to a range of disasters. At the same time, the region is experiencing a growing population, struggles with systemic disparities between residents, and is home to major energy, tourism, fishing, and shrimping industries. Engaging in pre-crisis planning with vulnerable populations, and assessing response strategies, can help the region prepare for future disasters. In support of understanding vulnerabilities in the US Gulf Coast, the authors conducted a survey in 2016 of n = 2,520 adult residents of the targeted geographic region. The authors examine how demographic characteristics affect communication channel preferences (ie, television, Internet, print [newspapers, magazines], radio, word-of-mouth, or another specified channel) and trust in sources (ie, the national news media, local news media, business leaders and organizations, religious leaders and institutions, academics and academic institutions, friends and family, and doctors) in the US Gulf Coast. Weighted prevalence estimates or similar summary statistics (mean, standard deviation) are provided for both outcomes. Findings for channel preferences and trust in sources are examined by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and education. Weighted multinomial logistic regression is used in a multivariate model. Weighted linear regression is used to examine differences in trust in each source of information. Results highlight significant differences in channel preferences and trust across respondents. The authors also place these results in context to more readily accessible national estimates of these outcomes, emphasizing takeaways for the region.


Assuntos
Comunicação , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Desastres , Populações Vulneráveis , Adulto , Golfo do México , Humanos , Poluição por Petróleo , Inquéritos e Questionários , Estados Unidos
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Environ Monit Assess ; 191(11): 662, 2019 Oct 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31650269

RESUMO

The episodic monsoon condition in a tropical estuarine environment inputs high allochthonous materials that are rich in carbohydrates and are mainly broken down by enzymatic hydrolysis thus alter both organic matter and microbial community composition of an estuary. ß-Glucosidases are one of the enzymes mediating the degradation of carbohydrates and are majorly produced by heterotrophic bacteria. The present study elucidated ß-glucosidase-producing culturable bacterial diversity and measured their activity during non-monsoon and monsoon seasons in Zuari estuary. The results revealed that both bacterial abundance and ß-glucosidase activity decreased significantly from non-monsoon to monsoon, whereas phylogenetic diversity increased. Majority of ß-glucosidase producers during non-monsoon belonged to the members of Bacillales (53%), Pseudomonadales (26%), and Vibrionales (11%) which shifted to the members of Enterobacteriales (51%), Bacillales (14%), Alteromonadales (12%), Aeromonadales (9%), Xanthomonadales (7%), Pseudomonadales (5%), and Flavobacteriales (2%) during the monsoon. The shift in bacterial community structure points out the occurrence of different allochthonous forms with carbohydrate-metabolizing ability during the monsoon, and their relevance in ecology and health of this estuary can be elucidated by studying their functional diversity and is a step ahead.


Assuntos
Bactérias/enzimologia , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Estuários , beta-Glucosidase/metabolismo , Bactérias/metabolismo , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Filogenia , Estações do Ano
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J Emerg Manag ; 17(4): 271-286, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31603519

RESUMO

Delivering risk and crisis communication to US Gulf Coast residents poses a unique challenge to individual and organizational responders. The region has endured several natural and man-made disasters, spanning Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and more recently Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In the future, the US Gulf Coast is expected to remain susceptible to a range of disasters. At the same time, the region is experiencing a growing population, struggles with systemic disparities between residents, and is home to major energy, tourism, fishing, and shrimping industries. Engaging in pre-crisis planning with vulnerable populations, and assessing response strategies, can help the region prepare for future disasters. In support of understanding vulnerabilities in the US Gulf Coast, the authors conducted a survey in 2016 of n = 2,520 adult residents of the targeted geographic region. The authors examine how demographic characteristics affect communication channel preferences (ie, television, Internet, print [newspapers, magazines], radio, word-of-mouth, or another specified channel) and trust in sources (ie, the national news media, local news media, business leaders and organizations, religious leaders and institutions, academics and academic institutions, friends and family, and doctors) in the US Gulf Coast. Weighted prevalence estimates or similar summary statistics (mean, standard deviation) are provided for both outcomes. Findings for channel preferences and trust in sources are examined by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and education. Weighted multinomial logistic regression is used in a multivariate model. Weighted linear regression is used to examine differences in trust in each source of information. Results highlight significant differences in channel preferences and trust across respondents. The authors also place these results in context to more readily accessible national estimates of these outcomes, emphasizing takeaways for the region.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Desastres , Populações Vulneráveis , Adulto , Golfo do México , Humanos , Poluição por Petróleo , Inquéritos e Questionários
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J Emerg Manag ; 17(4): 305-320, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31603521

RESUMO

The critical role of evacuation, particularly for the communities in developing countries exposed to cyclones, has only been realized after some disastrous evacuation experiences in recent cyclones. A profound understanding of the factors influencing the evacuation behavior is necessary to reduce the loss of lives, especially in the cyclone prone communities. The purpose of this research is to identify the key factors influencing households' evacuation decision during a cyclone in developing economies. To this end, the research employs state of the art discrete choice modeling techniques referred to as mixed logit models. The study builds on the data collected in 1991 from the coastal areas of Bangladesh following the cyclone Sidr. The analysis result reveals that the evacuees of developing countries like Bangladesh resort to nearby tall buildings during cyclone due to the insufficient facilities provided by the cyclone centers. In case of mandatory evacuation and for temporary house owner, the households' decision to evacuate is found to be uniform. However, significant heterogeneity is found in the households' decision to evacuate whenever they receive a voluntary notice and also if they live sufficiently far from the sea shore. The factors that are identified to be influencing households' evacuation decision during a cyclone will enable potential evacuees to better evaluate their decision and consequently make more informed decision about the timing as well as the necessity of evacuation. The analysis result will also help emergency managers to decide on the timing and the type of evacuation orders they need to provide for reducing causalities due to landfall caused by cyclones.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Desastres , Bangladesh , Tomada de Decisões , Emergências , Humanos
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Mar Pollut Bull ; 145: 517-525, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31590819

RESUMO

Since 2011, tropical beaches from Africa to Brazil, Central America, and the Caribbean have been inundated by tons of sargassum seaweed from a new equatorial source of pelagic sargassum in the Atlantic. In recent years the extraordinary accumulations of sargassum make this a nuisance algal bloom for tropical coasts. In 2018 satellite data indicated floating mats of sargassum that extended throughout the Caribbean to the northeast coast of Brazil with the highest percent coverage over the water yet recorded. A literature review suggests that Atlantic equatorial recirculation of seaweed mats combined with nutrients from several possible sources may be stimulating the growth and accumulations of sargassum. In the western equatorial recirculation area, new nutrient sources may include Amazon River floods and hurricanes; in the eastern equatorial recirculation area, nutrient sources that could sustain the sargassum blooms include coastal upwelling and Congo River freshwater and nutrients.


Assuntos
Sargassum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , África , Praias , Região do Caribe , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Eutrofização , Sargassum/fisiologia , Alga Marinha/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Alga Marinha/fisiologia
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Environ Manage ; 64(4): 381-390, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31515572

RESUMO

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast in August 2017 causing catastrophic flooding. Harris County is highly vulnerable to flooding, which is controlled in part by a system of bayous that include parks and trails. The petrochemical industry, as well as thousands of documented sources of environmental pollution make recreational areas susceptible to environmental contamination during flood events. Recreational areas and toxic exposure sources were geocoded by subwatershed boundaries and overlaid with the area of Hurricane Harvey inundation. A total of 121 of 349 (36.78%) parks were flooded; 102 of 121 (84.30%) were located in subwatersheds with at least one exposure source. A total of 337 exposure sources (6 Superfund, 32 municipal solid waste, and 299 petroleum storage tanks) in 30 subwatersheds were flooded. Though parks provide flood mitigation and other postdisaster benefits, their susceptibility to environmental contamination should be considered, especially in areas with a large number of toxic exposure sources.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Exposição Ambiental , Inundações , Análise Espacial , Texas
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Ecol Lett ; 22(12): 2039-2048, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31523906

RESUMO

Changes in the frequency and severity of extreme weather may introduce new threats to species that are already under stress from gradual habitat loss and climate change. We provide a probabilistic framework that quantifies potential threats by applying concepts from ecological resilience to single populations. Our approach uses computation to compare disturbance-impacted projections to a population's normal range of variation, quantifying the full range of potential impacts. We illustrate this framework with projection models for coastal birds, which are commonly depicted as vulnerable to disturbances, especially hurricanes and oil spills. We found that populations of coastal specialists are resilient to extreme disturbances, with high resistance to the effects of short-term reductions in vital rates and recovery within 20 years. Applying the general framework presented here across disturbance-prone species and ecosystems would improve understanding of population resilience and generate specific projections of resilience that are needed for effective conservation planning.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Animais , Aves , Mudança Climática , Ecologia , Ecossistema
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31398907

RESUMO

Changes in levels and patterns of physical activity might be a mechanism to assess and inform disaster recovery through the lens of wellbeing. However, few studies have examined disaster impacts on physical activity or the potential for physical activity to serve as an indicator of disaster recovery. In this exploratory study, we examined daily bicycle and pedestrian counts from four public bicycle/pedestrian trails in Houston, before and after Hurricane Harvey landfall, to assess if physical activity returned to pre-Harvey levels. An interrupted time series analysis was conducted to examine the immediate impact of Harvey landfall on physical activity; t-tests were performed to assess if trail usage returned to pre-Harvey levels. Hurricane Harvey was found to have a significant negative impact on daily pedestrian and bicycle counts for three of the four trails. Daily pedestrian and bicycle counts were found to return to pre-Harvey or higher levels at 6 weeks post-landfall at all locations studied. We discuss the potential for further research to examine the trends, feasibility, validity, and limitations of using bicycle and pedestrian use levels as a proxy for disaster recovery and wellbeing among affected populations.


Assuntos
Ciclismo/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempestades Ciclônicas/estatística & dados numéricos , Vítimas de Desastres/estatística & dados numéricos , Desastres/estatística & dados numéricos , Exercício , Pedestres/estatística & dados numéricos , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Texas
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Mar Pollut Bull ; 146: 838-847, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31426226

RESUMO

This study examines how dissolved oxygen (DO) responds to tropical cyclones (TCs) "Wind Pump" in a pre-existing cyclonic and an anticyclonic eddy over the Bay of Bengal (BoB) based on Argo and satellite data. Both TCs induced DO temporal decreases in the subsurface waters (Deep Depression BOB 04 with a pre-existing cyclonic eddy and cyclonic storm Roanu with a pre-existing anticyclonic eddy) owing mainly to the storm-induced upwelling. The deeper oxycline caused by the pre-existing anticyclonic eddy relieved the storm-induced shallow of oxycline during Roanu. On the contrary, the pre-existing cyclonic eddy shoaled the oxycline, intensifying the storm-induced shallow of oxycline during BOB 04. Furthermore, the pre-existing cyclonic eddy induced a long time of DO decrease after BOB 04. This study suggests that the subsurface DO concentrations in the BoB are affected mainly by storm-induced physical processes, and the mesoscale eddies also play an important role.


Assuntos
Oxigênio/análise , Água do Mar/análise , Baías , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Solubilidade , Vento
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J Am Mosq Control Assoc ; 35(1): 71-74, 2019 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442180

RESUMO

In 2017, the southeastern USA and Caribbean endured an extremely active year for tropical storm and hurricane activity. On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made a 2nd landfall in Florida, striking Collier County-including Naples and Marco Island, FL. Areas affected by Hurricane Irma are abundant in salt-marsh and mangrove swamps, prime habitats for the black salt-marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus. Using both human landing rate and Biogents BG-Counter trap data, here we report the year-to-year fluctuations in population density of Ae. taeniorhynchus. In 2017, Collier County experienced a population explosion of Ae. taeniorhynchus, with daily landing rates reaching as high as 150 adult females/2-min period. The following year a dramatic population crash of Ae. taeniorhynchus was observed, representing some of the lowest Ae. taeniorhynchus numbers ever recorded in Collier County. Analysis of human landing rate and trap data following major hurricane strikes, including Hurricane Irma (2017) and Hurricane Wilma (2005), have revealed severe reductions in Ae. taeniorhynchus populations. Because Ae. taeniorhynchus accounts for a large majority of adulticiding missions in the state of Florida, an enhanced understanding of the factors contributing to Ae. taeniorhynchus population dynamics may allow for improved operational planning and decision-making.


Assuntos
Aedes , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Áreas Alagadas , Animais , Feminino , Florida , Ochlerotatus , Densidade Demográfica
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J Environ Manage ; 249: 109411, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466042

RESUMO

Vulnerability assessment for disaster studies pertaining to natural hazards has evolved as a discipline in itself. The multidimensional approach for the design of a vulnerability framework is widely accepted and used, where the prevalently used dimensions are economic, social, physical, environmental. Although the dimensions of vulnerability are distinct, these are commonly aggregated together to compute the overall vulnerability of a place (i.e. composite vulnerability). It is observed this practice leads to loss of information and averaging out of scores obtained from individual dimensions of vulnerability. This study proposes a new framework for assessing multidimensional vulnerability of a region in a multi-objective framework. Individual dimension of vulnerability is computed using a new aggregator function proposed in the study. The proposed methodology has been demonstrated using the case study of a coastal district (South 24 Parganas) in West Bengal, India. It is one of the most impoverished districts of the state and has been exposed to multiple incidences of catastrophic events like tropical cyclones, storm surges and flooding. The vulnerability indices for each dimension of vulnerability were calculated using the proposed aggregator function. Pareto optimality conditions were used to obtain a Pareto frontier from where the Blocks having highest overall vulnerability were selected. This method was repeatedly used to sort the vulnerabilities of all the constituent Blocks of the district in varying levels of vulnerabilities. It was observed that Gosaba, Patharprotima, Kultali, Canning-II, Namkhana and Sagar were the most vulnerable Blocks in the district. This methodology posits that the hierarchy-based clustering system obtained from non-weighted Pareto optimality conditions is better in terms of evaluating the vulnerability of a region. It provides a system of evaluation which is free from decision maker's prejudices and guards it against loss of information - thus eliminating two weaknesses of conventional aggregation methods. It also makes it easier to arrive at specific disaster management policies.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Desastres , Tomada de Decisões , Inundações , Índia
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Nat Ecol Evol ; 3(9): 1294-1297, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31427730

RESUMO

Extreme events, such as tropical cyclones, are destructive and influential forces. However, observing and recording the ecological effects of these statistically improbable, yet profound 'black swan' weather events is logistically difficult. By anticipating the trajectory of tropical cyclones, and sampling populations before and after they make landfall, we show that these extreme events select for more aggressive colony phenotypes in the group-living spider Anelosimus studiosus. This selection is great enough to drive regional variation in colony phenotypes, despite the fact that tropical cyclone strikes are irregular, occurring only every few years, even in particularly prone regions. These data provide compelling evidence for tropical cyclone-induced selection driving the evolution of an important functional trait and show that black swan events contribute to within-species diversity and local adaptation.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Agressão , Tempo (Meteorologia)
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31443180

RESUMO

Cyclone Kenneth was the strongest in the recorded history of the African continent. It landed in the Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique on 25 April 2019, causing 45 deaths, destroying approximately 40,000 houses, and leaving 374,000 people in need for assistance, most at risk of acquiring waterborne diseases such as cholera. This short article aims to explain how the resulting cholera outbreak occurred and the response by the government and partner organizations. The outbreak was declared on 2 May 2019, after 14 cases were recorded in Pemba city (11 cases) and the Mecúfi district (3 cases). The disease spread to Metuge, and by the 12th of May 2019, there were 149 cases. Aware of the risk of an outbreak of cholera, the government and partners took immediate action as the cyclone ended, adapting the Cholera Response Plan for Beira, revised after the experience with cyclone Idai (4-21 March 2019). The response relevant to cholera epidemics consisted of social mobilization campaigns for prevention, establishment of treatment centers and units, coordination to improve of water, sanitation and hygiene, and surveillance. By 26 May 2019, 252,448 people were immunized in the area affected by cyclone Kenneth. The recovery process is ongoing but the number of new cases has been reducing, seemingly due to an efficient response, support of several organizations and collaboration of the civil society. Future interventions shall follow the same model of response but the government of Mozambique shall keep a contingency fund to manage disasters such as cyclone Idai and Kenneth. The unlikeliness of two cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) within two months after decades without such kind of phenomena points towards the problem of climate change, and Mozambique needs to prepare effective, proven response plans to combat outbreaks of waterborne diseases due to cyclones.


Assuntos
Cólera/epidemiologia , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Surtos de Doenças/estatística & dados numéricos , Doenças Transmitidas pela Água/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Moçambique/epidemiologia
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Crit Care Clin ; 35(4): 711-715, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31445615

RESUMO

In preparation for Superstorm Sandy, the emergency control center at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) was activated. Patients were evacuated safely to increase hospital capacity, including increased critical care beds, hospital equipment and supplies, including ventilators. A triage center was established in the emergency department at LHH. Efforts were coordinated between LHH and New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. NYU medical staff was granted Disaster Emergency privileges, credentialed at LHH, and oriented to LHH. NYU residents and fellows were added by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Desastres , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Cuidados Críticos/organização & administração , Humanos , Cidade de Nova Iorque , Centros de Atenção Terciária/organização & administração
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