Flood-Hit Pakistan Faces Spread of Infectious Diseases

September 9, 2022

(Sci Dev Net) – Amid unprecedented floods which have affected 33 million people and damaged nearly 900 health facilities, Pakistan faces the risk of widespread outbreaks of diseases, including diarrhoea, dengue, malaria, polio and COVID-19. The floods have killed more than 1,300 people since 14 June and injured over 12,000, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority. The provinces of Sindh and Balochistan are the worst affected with floodwaters engulfing entire villages and wiping out standing crops. (Read More)