Public Health Emergencies | Updated: 2021-12-28
Public health emergencies refer to outbreaks of infectious diseases that could severely endanger public health, clusters of cause-unknown diseases, severe food poisoning, occupational poisoning and other sudden incidents that may cause serious public health consequences.
There are various ways to classify public health emergencies, such as diseases caused by biological pathogens, food poisoning events, poisoning caused by toxic and harmful substances, deaths or harm caused by poisoning, natural disasters, deaths caused by accidents and diseases or deaths from unknown causes.