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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.
Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

Fina Biosolutions receives patent for expression and purification of the conjugate vaccine protein

Kids with mild or moderate adverse events following immunization can be safely reimmunized

Kids with mild or moderate adverse events following immunization can be safely reimmunized

Mouse study suggests new therapeutic approach to treat heart failure

Mouse study suggests new therapeutic approach to treat heart failure

New method of cervical cancer screening eliminates Pap test

New method of cervical cancer screening eliminates Pap test

HPV and other adolescent vaccines do not negatively impact fertility in young women

HPV and other adolescent vaccines do not negatively impact fertility in young women

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Outrage over China vaccines scandal

Outrage over China vaccines scandal

Researchers discover how behavior is organized in the brain

Researchers discover how behavior is organized in the brain

WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine

WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine

Study shows effectiveness of prenatal Tdap vaccine in preventing infant pertussis

Study shows effectiveness of prenatal Tdap vaccine in preventing infant pertussis

Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot

Adults skipping vaccines may miss out on effective new shingles shot

Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection

Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection

New research hub set up to help stop future outbreaks of killer diseases

New research hub set up to help stop future outbreaks of killer diseases

HPV vaccine shows long-term safety and efficacy in protecting against most virulent strains

HPV vaccine shows long-term safety and efficacy in protecting against most virulent strains

WHO delivers medical supplies to tackle outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen

WHO delivers medical supplies to tackle outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen

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