Diseases that are transmitted human-to-human are more of a concern for health officials in
Larry Glickman, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, says the threat of humans spreading diseases among humans has been underestimated. "We need to focus our concern on the diseases people will get from contact with other people who are moving from place to place," Glickman said.
During the first month or so after the flooding, mosquitoborne diseases such as
"The most serious threats will be measles, whooping cough, common colds or the flu due to the unusual amount of interaction among strangers," Glickman said.Source: Purdue University