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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 Disease Villain (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. About Diphtheria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  4. Diphtheria Symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  5. Diphtheria Diagnosis and Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  6. Diphtheria Complications (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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