Major Health Risks Posed in the Aftermath of Sandy

The hurricane has passed and the damage has been done. We can at least take solace in the fact that things will settle down now, right?

As if the death toll and damages are not enough, experts are concerned about areas that suffered severe flooding, in particular New York City, and the spread of disease.

Dangers of fecal matter, E. Coli bacteria, flood debris, and urban contaminants such as oil, gas and trash mixing with water are very serious. Open wounds or vulnerable parts of the body such as the eyes coming into contact with flood water can create a susceptibility to infection, virus, bacteria and parasite exposure.  —