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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.
Researchers identify clusters of underimmunization, vaccine refusal in Northern California

Researchers identify clusters of underimmunization, vaccine refusal in Northern California

Tdap vaccination during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of preterm delivery

Tdap vaccination during pregnancy not associated with increased risk of preterm delivery

ADI develops ELISA test kits for detection of Ebola viral protein antibodies

ADI develops ELISA test kits for detection of Ebola viral protein antibodies

Foreign-born residents with low vaccination rates face greater risk of exposure to diseases

Foreign-born residents with low vaccination rates face greater risk of exposure to diseases

Columbia University professor recommends vaccination for people travelling abroad

Columbia University professor recommends vaccination for people travelling abroad

Sustained international efforts can help reduce premature deaths by 40% over next 20 years

Sustained international efforts can help reduce premature deaths by 40% over next 20 years

Moms should be vaccinated for whooping cough during third trimester

Moms should be vaccinated for whooping cough during third trimester

FDA approves use of Menactra for booster vaccination against meningococcal disease

FDA approves use of Menactra for booster vaccination against meningococcal disease

High uptake of US infant vaccination in 2013

High uptake of US infant vaccination in 2013

Doctors remind parents about importance of immunizing children

Doctors remind parents about importance of immunizing children

Trials show immunizations are effective in adults

Trials show immunizations are effective in adults

Uptake of HPV vaccine in US is unacceptably low

Uptake of HPV vaccine in US is unacceptably low

Ralphs Pharmacies continue to offer Tdap vaccinations for whooping cough in Southern California

Ralphs Pharmacies continue to offer Tdap vaccinations for whooping cough in Southern California

DNA sequencing does not reveal the pathogenicity of bacteria

DNA sequencing does not reveal the pathogenicity of bacteria

Sanofi presents Phase II trial results for investigational vaccine for prevention of CDI

Sanofi presents Phase II trial results for investigational vaccine for prevention of CDI

Pfizer reports positive results from rLP2086 Phase 2 study for invasive meningococcal disease

Pfizer reports positive results from rLP2086 Phase 2 study for invasive meningococcal disease

Rates of infant immunization with pertussis-containing vaccine do not increase with epidemic

Rates of infant immunization with pertussis-containing vaccine do not increase with epidemic

Research provides definitive evidence of safety of Tdap immunization during pregnancy

Research provides definitive evidence of safety of Tdap immunization during pregnancy

Doctors must consider factors when administering combination vaccines, say researchers

Doctors must consider factors when administering combination vaccines, say researchers

FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis