Disaster Preparedness

  • F. Della Corte
  • P. L. Ingrassia


Disasters have always been part of the history of humankind and have been described in ancient texts [1]. Historically, they have been considered as punishments by the god(s) or were associated with the movement of celestial bodies, the stars, influencing human affairs and determining the course of events. The word disaster in fact stems from the Latin dis astro, and implies an unfavourable position of the planets (stars), thus linking them to fate.


Disaster Response Disaster Preparedness Mass Casualty Incident Disaster Plan Disaster Medicine 


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