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Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. You can catch it from a person who has the infection and coughs or sneezes. You can also get infected by coming in contact with an object, such as a toy, that has bacteria on it.

Diphtheria usually affects the nose and throat. Symptoms include

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Photograph of the bacterium that causes diphtheria
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  1. Diphtheria (National Library of Medicine)  
    Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. You can catch it from a person who has the infection ... as a toy, that has bacteria on it. Diphtheria usually affects the nose and throat. Symptoms include ...
  2. Diphtheria Photos (Immunization Action Coalition)  
    Diphtheria Photos Photographs accompanied by text that reads "Courtesy of . . . " may be used for displays, brochures, posters, ... and Prevention 10-year-old child with severe diphtheria www.vaccineinformation.org/photos/diphcdc002a.jpg Courtesy of ...
  3. Diphtheria (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    About Diphtheria Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that spreads easily and occurs quickly. It mainly affects the nose and throat. Children ... up-to-date immunizations are also at risk. Diphtheria is very rare in the United States and ...
  4. Travelers' Health: Diphtheria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... To Travel Chapter 3 - Dengue Chapter 3 - Echinococcosis Diphtheria Tejpratap S. P. Tiwari INFECTIOUS AGENT Toxigenic strains of ... close physical contact, and rarely, by fomites. Cutaneous diphtheria is common in tropical countries, and contact with ...
  5. Diphtheria Vaccination: Who Needs It? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... About CDC.gov . Vaccines and Immunizations Share Compartir Diphtheria Vaccination: Who Needs It? On this Page Vaccine Who Needs to be Vaccinated? Vaccine Diphtheria toxoid (contained in Tdap, DTaP, DT or Td ...
  6. Diphtheria Disease Villain (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Diphtheria Share Compartir Kid-friendly Fact Sheet The Diphtheria Disease Villain Meet diphtheria, a disease villain from BAM! Body and Mind . ... 1 page) Case file: tissue trolls Real name: diphtheria Known aliases: corynebacterium diphtheriae (full name of the ...
  7. About Diphtheria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... page: About CDC.gov . Diphtheria Share Compartir About Diphtheria Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and ... children. The U.S. recorded 206,000 cases of diphtheria in 1921, resulting in 15,520 deaths. Before ...
  8. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF  
    ... immunize.org/vis 1 Why get vaccinated? Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis can be very serious diseases, even ... 1 out of 5 people who are infected. DIPHTHERIA can cause a thick coating to form in ...
  9. Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF  
    ... org/vis 1 Why get vaccinated? Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in ... out of every 5 people who are infected. DIPHTHERIA can cause a thick coating to form in ...
  10. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) Vaccine and Pregnancy (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) - PDF  
    ... visit us online at: www.OTISpregnancy.org . Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and Tdap Vaccine and Pregnancy In ... from your health care professional. What are tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis? Tetanus is a bacterial disease. It ...
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