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Information about Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection. Find here a fact sheet giving info on the symptoms, cause, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of Diphtheria.

  1. Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection, usually affecting the mucous membranes of your nose and throat.Diphtheria
  2. Signs and symptoms of diphtheria may include: sore throat and hoarseness, painful swallowing, thick, gray membrane covering your throat and tonsils, nasal discharge, fever and chills.
  3. The bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae causes diphtheria. One can contract diphtheria by inhaling airborne droplets exhaled by a person with the disease or by a carrier who has no symptoms.
  4. People who are at increased risk of contracting diphtheria include: people who don’t have up-to-date immunizations, people living in poor sanitary areas, people with low immunity.
  5. Diphtheria is a serious illness. Doctors treat it immediately and aggressively with appropriate medications.

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