Sindh faces a massive outbreak of infectious diseases after floods

The authorities had warned previously that Sindh might experience a viral disease outbreak.

Sindh faces a massive outbreak of infectious diseases after floods

Sindh’s health department has reported that more than 1 million people have been infected with infectious diseases in the province.

The province is still staggering from the effects of the disastrous floods that were a result of the monsoon rains. The provincial health department has revealed that there are more than 1,079,000 cases of infectious diseases. These diseases include 12,819 cases of asthma, 19,179 cases of eye diseases, 15,844 cases of diarrhea, 104 of dengue virus, more than 2000 cases of malaria, and 14,399 cases of different skin diseases.

Other than this, 13 cases of dog bites and about 4 cases of snake bites were also reported.

The authorities had warned previously that Sindh might experience a viral disease outbreak. In the last couple of days, more than hundreds of cases of malaria were also observed.

The health department has given details that 93 malarial patients are kept under observation in Hyderabad while 521 are receiving treatment in Thatta. Moreover, 4 cases were reported in Matiari, 103 in Tando Allahyar, 91 in Dadu, and 102 in Jamshoro. 85 patients are also admitted to hospitals in District Sujawal.

KP faces similar outbreaks

In another related news, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been facing similar outbreaks. KP reported 113 cases in Malakand, more than 60 in Dera Ismail (DI) Khan, 58 in Tank, and 198 in Lakki Marwat. Malarial cases were also reported in Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Lower Dir, Peshawar, Upper Chitral, and Lower Chitral.

KP government official has stated that malaria and dengue are one of the most widespread illnesses after cholera and diarrhea.

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