Will Pakistan floods really trigger disease outbreak?

 作者:叔孙琪     |      日期:2019-03-06 09:14:03
By Jessica Hamzelou EVERY news report says so, but will the floods in Pakistan really trigger widespread disease outbreaks? Aid agencies are warning of possible epidemics of water-borne diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases, yet such events are rare in the wake of flooding, according to the World Health Organization. A WHO report of 2 August describes how health teams recently assessed 3809 individuals across the flood-hit Peshawar district. Of those, 14 per cent had diarrhoea and 16 per cent were found to be suffering from respiratory tract infections. The figures may seem high,