Psychosocial effects of the 1994 plague outbreak in Surat, India

Mil Med. 2001 Dec;166(12 Suppl):29-30.


The plague outbreak in Surat, India in September 1994 stirred a nationwide panic and a near international isolation of India. These are aspects that need serious attention. A large amount of damage to India's image and an immense economic loss occurred. Some advice for the future is suggested.

Publication types

  • Lecture

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Plague / economics
  • Plague / epidemiology
  • Plague / psychology*