Un Disease Could Kill Millions In Flood Ravaged Pakistan

08.17.10 | FL News Team

(Islamabad)  --  International agencies are predicting a "second wave" of deaths as a result of the devastating floods in Pakistan.  The United Nations says up to three-and-a-half-million more children could die from diseases spread by insects and contaminated water.  In a statement issued in New York, the world body said acute watery diarrhea and dysentery pose the greatest threat, but there is also a significant risk from hepatitis A, hepatitis E and typhoid fever.

Already, the UN has confirmed the first case of cholera in Pakistan.  So far, up to 16-hundred people have been killed and another two-million have lost their homes in the worst flooding to hit Pakistan in decades.