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16 August 2010

Diseases pose new risks in Pakistan flood crisis

Disease outbreaks pose new risks to victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades, aid agencies said on Friday, potentially hindering already complicated relief efforts.

Disease outbreaks pose new risks to victims of Pakistan's worst floods in decades, aid agencies said on Friday, potentially hindering already complicated relief efforts.

The United Nations is increasingly concerned about water-borne diseases. At least 96 health facilities have been damaged across the country, and there are 36,000 suspected cases of potentially fatal acute watery diarrhoea reported so far.

 
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