Photograph of the bacterium that causes diphtheria

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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  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)  
    ... Share Compartir 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)  
    ... KB] Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir The Diphtheria Disease Villain Meet diphtheria, a disease villain from ...
  7. About Diphtheria (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Coalition (IAC) Diphtheria and the Alaskan Iditarod About Diphtheria Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Diphtheria once ...
  8. Diphtheria: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (American Academy of Family Physicians) (American Academy of Pediatrics) - PDF  
    ... February 2014 The best way to protect against diphtheria is by getting the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis shot (also called the DTaP shot). ...
  9. 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 are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine ... infected even after receiving the best medical care. DIPHTHERIA is also rare in the United States today. ...
  10. Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - PDF  
    ... and Diphtheria) 1 Why get vaccinated? Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in ... infected even after receiving the best medical care. DIPHTHERIA can cause a thick coating to form in ...
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