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Water-borne diseases spread in Pakistan following floods

By France24
21 September 2022   |   8:17 am
Water has started receding in parts of Pakistan after the worst monsoon floods in history. But now, a second disaster is looming with cases of water-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever rising, as stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. We take a closer look.

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