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Cholera confirmed in Pakistan flood disaster

A case of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect it is not isolated, the UN said on Saturday.

world Updated: Aug 14, 2010 23:18 IST
AP

A case of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect it is not isolated, the UN said on Saturday.

The chilling discovery underscores the latest threat to the millions whose lives have been disrupted by the crisis and came as new flood surges hit the south.

Pakistan toned down its usually festive Independence Day celebrations on Saturday in light of the flooding disaster, which has battered its economy and undermined its political stability at a time when the US needs its steadfast cooperation against extremism.

First Published: Aug 14, 2010 23:17 IST