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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.
ESCMID conference brings together renowned experts to address most pressing questions on vaccines

ESCMID conference brings together renowned experts to address most pressing questions on vaccines

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Loss of smell linked to weight loss in mice despite same food intake, study reveals

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

Sense of smell may play key role in how the body deals with calories

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Serum Institute signs licensing agreement to commercialize St. Jude vaccine against RSV

Serum Institute signs licensing agreement to commercialize St. Jude vaccine against RSV

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