Natural Disaster

  • B. Du
  • X. Xi
  • Y. Kang
  • L. Weng
  • China Critical Care Clinical Trial Group (CCCCTG)


At 14:28 on May 12, 2008, an earthquake of 8.0 on the Richter Scale and a maximum intensity of 11 on Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale struck Wenchuan County in Szechuan Province in southwest China. As the most deadly and the strongest earthquake in China since the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, it led to 69,227 deaths, 375,783 injuries, and 17,923 people being reported missing [1].


Natural Disaster Peak Ground Acceleration Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Wenchuan Earthquake Necrotizing Fasciitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Du
    • 1
  • X. Xi
    • 2
  • Y. Kang
    • 3
  • L. Weng
    • 1
  • China Critical Care Clinical Trial Group (CCCCTG)
  1. 1.Medical ICUPeking Union Medical College HospitalBeijingChina
  2. 2.ICU, Fuxing HospitalCapital University of Medical SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.ICUWest China HospitalChengdu, SzechuanChina

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