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Intermittent Protectors: Cuzco, Peru Earthquake – May 21, 1950

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Abstract

In an instant, on May 21, 1950, an earthquake destroyed 90% of the former capital of the ancient Inca Empire [1]. The 50,000 residents of the city of Cuzco, Peru, had no warning of the earthquake, which struck at 1:35 p.m. [1]. One hundred and twenty-nine of those residents were killed; [2] another 300 were injured [3]. Although it lasted only seconds, the earthquake “sent up a great cloud of dust, which hours later, still filled the mountain air” [1].

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Typhoid Fever Response Team Relief Effort Rescue Worker Severe Destruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology Mailman School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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