A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November - 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137 in 16 districts in the preceding month. Measles is considered highly contagious and chances of infection increase in late winter and spring.
ISLAMABAD, October 1: Skin diseases increased 15% with average 3,275 scabies cases being reported per district in July as compared with 2,842 recorded in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.
Gastrointestinal infections which include diarrhea and dysentery and gastroenteritis saw an increase of 32% with 574,168 cases reported in 85 districts in April. The comparative statistics for these infections in March were 372,411 cases, recorded in 73 districts. However, diarrhea and dysentery constituted a higher percentage of gastrointestinal infections in the reporting period (92%) than that recorded in the preceding month (86%). Rahimyar Khan (37,636) reported the most cases of diarrhea while Lahore (22,697) had the highest number of gastroenteritis cases.