Everything you need to know about Diphtheria.
Diphtheria is a infectious infection caused by the
The bacteria produces a toxin that spreads across the windpipe, causing breathing difficulties.
sore throat,swallowing problems,
In severe cases : breathing problems, a grey or green membrane on the throat, swollen neck glands.
DTP vaccines provide resistance against Diphtheria along with tetanus and Pertussis.
Children aged 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 18 months, 4 years, and between 10 and 15 years are vaccinated.
It is treated with antibiotics and anti-toxin.
Diphtheria transmits from person to person through airborne droplets.
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