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Pakistan sees first suspected cases of cholera

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4525 (Published 18 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4525
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    The first suspected cases of cholera have been reported in flood stricken Pakistan, and cases of acute diarrhoea are rife, aid agencies report.

    “We have seen a lot of suspected cholera cases in more than one district,” said Ahmed Mukhtar, medical coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières in Pakistan. “It seems there is some kind of alarming trend.”

    Dr Mukhtar said that several cases were suspected throughout the country but that he was still awaiting laboratory confirmation from samples that had been sent for testing.

    Most of the suspected cases …

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