After the floods, disease takes a hold in Pakistan
JALAL WALA, PAKISTAN. As the water recedes from massivefloodings in Pakistan, it is leaving behind vast lakes of stagnantwater, and with it disease is spreading.
JALAL WALA, PAKISTAN. As the water recedes from massive floodings in Pakistan, it is leaving behind vast lakes of stagnant water, and with it disease is spreading.
Sickness is on the rise. They suffer from skin diseases, dysentery, respiratory and ear infections, anemia, fever, malaria and — understandably — depression.
It is too early to say how many cases of malaria there will be — at the moment the doctors have time only to diagnose a fever — but they all say it is one of the biggest risks.
With their houses destroyed, many people are forced to sit outside next to pools of stagnant water where the mosquitoes are multiplying.