Skin Disease a Major Threat in Post-flood Pakistan


An expert in tropical dermatology and infectious skin diseases from the University of Chicago discusses the outbreak of skin disease in Pakistan.

WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Radio offers this audio news report on the outbreak of skin disease in Pakistan in the wake of the devastating floods that at one point left more than 20% of the country underwater.

In this report, Aisha Sethi, MD, professor of dermatology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and an expert in tropical dermatology, immigrant minority and refugee populations, and global skin infectious diseases, describes how “skin disease has developed into one of the top three medical conditions experienced by those affected by August's massive floods.”

Click here to open the audio player to listen to this news report. The MP3 version of this audio report is available here.

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