Premature death associated with long-term evacuation among a vulnerable population after the Fukushima nuclear disaster: A case report.
Toyoaki Sawano, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Mai Takiguchi, Hiroaki Saito, Yuki Shimada, Tomohiro Morita, Manabu Tsukada, Hiromichi Ohira, Masaharu Tsubokura
Medicine | Published : 2019
RATIONALE: The health vulnerability of certain populations such as children, the elderly and individuals with illnesses or physical disability can become significant in disasters. After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident, significant health impacts on vulnerable populations were observed during early or mid-term phase of the disaster, presumably associated with the evacuation. However, there is limited information available on the health impacts owing to long-term evacuation after disaster among them. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 56-year-old physically challenged male with arteriovenous malformation on his right lower limb, diagnosed when he was 2 years' old, lived near t..View full abstract