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Health problems just starting in Pakistan

Aug 30 (Reuters) – As floodwaters recede in Pakistan, experts are warning the real problem — disease, food shortages and malnutrition — might just be starting.

There have been 38,000 reported cases of acute diarrhea and at least one confirmed cholera death, health experts wrote in The Lancet journal.

The U.N. has warned of other imminent waterborne diseases, including typhoid fever, shigellosis and hepatitis A and E, and vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue fever.

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