1m infected with diseases in Sindh after floods


An alarming situation currently prevails in the flood-affected areas of Sindh as over one million people are infected with infectious diseases, quoting the provincial health department.

According to the statistics issued by Sindh Health Department, as many as 1,079,000 people were suffering from infectious diseases after heavy rains and subsequent floods wreaked havoc in the province.

During the past 24 hours, 12,819 cases of asthma and various chest diseases were reported across the province. Moreover, 14,339 cases of various skin diseases were recorded in the same period.

The officials recorded 15,844 cases of diarrhea, 2,310 cases of Malaria, 104 cases of dengue virus, four cases of snake-bite and 13 cases of dog-bite. Meanwhile, 19,179 people reported with various eye diseases. There were 23,237 cases of other illnesses, the health department added.

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