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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 find 69% rise in pertussis vaccination rate among new mothers

Researchers find 69% rise in pertussis vaccination rate among new mothers

Researchers produce extremely accurate and detailed images of "toxic injections"

Researchers produce extremely accurate and detailed images of "toxic injections"

New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

Research roundup: Examining readmissions; easing doctor burnout

Research roundup: Examining readmissions; easing doctor burnout

Elusive progenitor cells that give rise to ILCs identified in fetal liver and bone marrow of mice

Elusive progenitor cells that give rise to ILCs identified in fetal liver and bone marrow of mice

Scientists establish a goal of creating vaccine gene chip to speed up vaccine testing

Scientists establish a goal of creating vaccine gene chip to speed up vaccine testing

MassBiologics gets FDA orphan drug designation for MBL-HCV1 antibody

MassBiologics gets FDA orphan drug designation for MBL-HCV1 antibody

European Commission approves updated label of Prevenar 13 for high risk pneumococcal disease

European Commission approves updated label of Prevenar 13 for high risk pneumococcal disease

Abortion of female fetuses in northern India results in gender imbalance

Abortion of female fetuses in northern India results in gender imbalance

New report shows 6.6 million children under 5 died in 2012

New report shows 6.6 million children under 5 died in 2012

Health care providers are missing opportunities to improve teens' vaccination coverage

Health care providers are missing opportunities to improve teens' vaccination coverage

Pfizer's Prevenar 13 receives European approval to include adults for prevention of invasive disease

Pfizer's Prevenar 13 receives European approval to include adults for prevention of invasive disease

Report highlights successes in improving maternal health, reducing child mortality

Report highlights successes in improving maternal health, reducing child mortality

Somalia launches pentavalent vaccine with support from GAVI, UNICEF, WHO

Somalia launches pentavalent vaccine with support from GAVI, UNICEF, WHO

Pfizer reports that Prevenar 13 Phase 3 study meets all primary, secondary objectives

Pfizer reports that Prevenar 13 Phase 3 study meets all primary, secondary objectives

Indian drug supplier cuts price of 5-in-1 childhood vaccine for GAVI Alliance; Groups highlight World Immunization Week

Indian drug supplier cuts price of 5-in-1 childhood vaccine for GAVI Alliance; Groups highlight World Immunization Week

Global experts highlight strategies to immunize more children

Global experts highlight strategies to immunize more children

National Jewish Health researchers unravel mystery of adjuvants

National Jewish Health researchers unravel mystery of adjuvants

2 in 5 parents believe HPV vaccine is unnecessary

2 in 5 parents believe HPV vaccine is unnecessary

UCSF study on T-cell behavior sheds light on how vaccines work

UCSF study on T-cell behavior sheds light on how vaccines work