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Diphtheria is a disease caused by a bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, that usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose and/or skin. It is passed from person to person by droplet transmission, usually by breathing in diphtheria bacteria after an infected person has coughed or sneezed. Although diphtheria disease is rare in the U.S., it appears that C diphtheriae continues to circulate in areas of the country with previously endemic diphtheria. Diphtheria also occurs in many other parts of the world.
Novel technique helps researchers to study function of neurons that innervate adipose tissue

Novel technique helps researchers to study function of neurons that innervate adipose tissue

Maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy reduces pertussis risk in infants

Maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy reduces pertussis risk in infants

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

Direct Relief provides medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases

Direct Relief provides medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases

Tips to prevent back-to-school illnesses in children

Tips to prevent back-to-school illnesses in children

People in Europe are most skeptical about vaccines

People in Europe are most skeptical about vaccines

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Industrial chemicals exceed safety levels in public drinking water supplies for 6 million Americans

Industrial chemicals exceed safety levels in public drinking water supplies for 6 million Americans

Researchers develop new hybrid method to study HIV protein involved in disease progression

Researchers develop new hybrid method to study HIV protein involved in disease progression

Tdap vaccine safe for mothers and infants

Tdap vaccine safe for mothers and infants

Doctor’s access to vaccination data can improve pediatric immunization coverage

Doctor’s access to vaccination data can improve pediatric immunization coverage

WHO outlines steps to close immunization gap across countries during World Immunization Week 2016

WHO outlines steps to close immunization gap across countries during World Immunization Week 2016

Abstracts on colistin resistance and migrant health part of 300 late-breaker sessions for ECCMID 2016

Abstracts on colistin resistance and migrant health part of 300 late-breaker sessions for ECCMID 2016

Alternatives exist to eliminate nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccination

Alternatives exist to eliminate nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccination

Discoveries could lead to development of novel therapies to prevent C. diff infection

Discoveries could lead to development of novel therapies to prevent C. diff infection

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

Oxis Biotech executes worldwide license agreement to develop, commercialize novel cancer therapy

Oxis Biotech executes worldwide license agreement to develop, commercialize novel cancer therapy

New combination vaccine may reduce number of injections for young children

New combination vaccine may reduce number of injections for young children

Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students

Pennsylvania physicians examine back-to-school health, offer tips for parents and students