Diphtheria News and Research

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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.
Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Researchers explain why decaying SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood are not a problem after vaccination

Researchers explain why decaying SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood are not a problem after vaccination

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England to be offered one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England to be offered one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Government mistrust plays a vital role in slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Government mistrust plays a vital role in slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

World Immunization Week: Vaccination in 2021

World Immunization Week: Vaccination in 2021

Can vaccination and infection rates add up to reach Covid herd immunity?

Can vaccination and infection rates add up to reach Covid herd immunity?

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in blood and breastmilk simultaneously, finds study

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in blood and breastmilk simultaneously, finds study

Diphtheria is evolving to become antibiotic-resistant and could lead to vaccine escape

Diphtheria is evolving to become antibiotic-resistant and could lead to vaccine escape

Could laser-facilitated epicutaneous vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 be an alternative to intramuscular injection?

Could laser-facilitated epicutaneous vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 be an alternative to intramuscular injection?

Vaccinated mothers may pass on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to newborns

Vaccinated mothers may pass on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to newborns

India’s COVID-19-related hygiene promotion campaign shows some positive results

India’s COVID-19-related hygiene promotion campaign shows some positive results