When the flood occurs again, the flood water into the road and contacted with the residents should be wary of as one source of disease. Offered from official World Health Organization (WHO), there are some diseases that can be caused by flooding.
1. The Disease is Transmitted Through Water
These diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis a. Disease of this kind has a low risk except large water displacement and significant.
In addition, there is an increased risk of infectious diseases caused by dirty water through direct contact with contaminated water. It is like a wound infection, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, infections of the ear, nose, and throat. However, diseases such as these will not be extended.
2. The Intermediary Brought Disease
Due to the widespread expansion of the habitat of the intermediary and the intermediary diseases like mosquitoes, the person affected flood and the social workers can be exposed to diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus
This risk is increased in line with changes in human behavior such as exposure by mosquitoes while sleeping outside in the time-stream activity, disease control or excessive population density.
In addition, habitat changes that encourage mosquito breeding ground among other things, a landslide and deforestation.
3. Risks Due to Funerals
Workers who routinely handle corpses have a risk of tertulat tuberculosis, viruses that attack the blood such as hepatitis B, C and HIV infection and also are attacking the gastrointestinal tract.
Public workers and emergency workers should be informed about how the proper way to handle bodies.
4. Other Risks
Drowning, trauma injuries, including those at risk due to flooding. Hypothermia may also be occurring mainly to children who were stuck flood for a long time. In addition there is also an increased risk of respiratory tract infections.
Power outages due to flooding can disrupt water treatment and supply plants and increase the risk of disease as it is transmitted through the water.