Diphtheria death toll in Pakistan increases

After floods caused by heavy rains in Pakistan's Sindh province, diphtheria - a highly contagious bacterial infection has started to spread rapidly.

39 cases of diphtheria have been registered in Sindh province in the last two months, SIA refers to TRT TV.

10 children have died due to illness. According to authorities, the number of deaths from the disease will increase rapidly if necessary measures, including vaccination, are not taken.

1,638 people died and more than 12,000 people were injured as a result of the floods caused by the monsoon rains in Pakistan since June 14.

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