FAFEN Health Scan: Gastrointestinal Infections on the Rise

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.