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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.
Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

UGA researchers create statistical method to better predict disease reemergence

UGA researchers create statistical method to better predict disease reemergence

Developing effective needleless vaccine to protect children from dangerous viruses

Developing effective needleless vaccine to protect children from dangerous viruses

Study: Despite substantial progress, many African countries have wide discrepancies in vaccine coverage

Study: Despite substantial progress, many African countries have wide discrepancies in vaccine coverage

Several low-and middle-income countries need more effective child vaccination strategies

Several low-and middle-income countries need more effective child vaccination strategies

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Study identifies a close relative of diphtheria causing bacterium in hedgehogs

Study identifies a close relative of diphtheria causing bacterium in hedgehogs

New forms of older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance immune response to fight melanoma

New forms of older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance immune response to fight melanoma

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

WHO identifies non-communicable diseases as major threat to human health

WHO identifies non-communicable diseases as major threat to human health

Enemy number 1 - Air pollution and climate change top of WHO agenda

Enemy number 1 - Air pollution and climate change top of WHO agenda

Study finds critically low HPV vaccination rates among younger adolescents in the U.S.

Study finds critically low HPV vaccination rates among younger adolescents in the U.S.

Newly discovered toxin stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination

Newly discovered toxin stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination

Maternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newborns

Maternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newborns