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Communicable Disease Control During Major Emergencies.

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 06, PAGE NO: 30Sue Campbell, BSc, RGN, MPH, is a freelance health writer.On 26 December 2004 a violent rupture of the sea floor along a fault close to the Indonesian island of Sumatra shunted the sea floor vertically by about 10 metres. This generated a massive sea surge or tsunami. It is estimated that 159,665 people were killed, 24,159 were missing and up to two million were displaced by the tsunami (USAID, 2005).

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