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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2013 May;25(5):270-1. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-4352.2013.05.007.

[Discussion about health assessment and epidemic prevention mode for China National Earthquake Disaster Emergency Search and Rescue Team in Lushan earthquake].

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Institute of Disaster Medicine, the General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Force, Beijing, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss health assessment and epidemic prevention in earthquake rescue, to establish emergency health and epidemic prevention mode for the national earthquake emergency medical rescue team scientifically, and to provide references and consultations for emergency hygiene and epidemic prevention measures in disaster medicine.

METHODS AND RESULTS:

China National Earthquake Disaster Emergency Search and Rescue Team gathered and evaluated environment, food, drinking water and other health related information around more than 2000 earthquake victims in Baoxing County, Shuangshi Town and Qingren Township from 20th April 2013 to 27th by using methods such as field epidemiological investigations. The national earthquake emergency medical rescue team spread comprehensive evaluation focusing on the local epidemics, find out the starting point of epidemic prevention, and then built reporting system in disaster area. The team also formulated the emergency detection system of food and drinking water and carried out health education.

CONCLUSION:

After the golden 72 hours, by comprehensive evaluation the establishment of early response in disaster area and spreading epidemic prevention, this team achieved the full coverage of three in the earthquake area, the resettlement of residents and families in that area and gradually formed a disaster medical rescue hygiene and epidemic prevention mode.

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