This paper is a summary of the data for describing the distribution of injuries among people affected by tropical cyclones that have occurred during the past 20 years.
The most striking feature of the data gathered from a review of the epidemiologic literature on tropical cyclones is its lack of uniformity.
The absence of an international classification and coding scheme for recording injuries sustained in cyclones also makes planning medical assistance difficult following future cyclones and hurricanes.
We propose here a simple injury classification scheme comprising three components for categorizing injury data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Besoin, Service santé, Médecine tropicale, Sinistre, Cyclone tropical, Catastrophe gravothermique, Ouragan, Homme, Médecine catastrophe, Morbidité, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Need, Health service, Tropical medicine, Disaster, Tropical cyclone, Gravothermal catastrophe, Hurricane, Human, Disaster medicine, Morbidity, Mortality
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