Everything you need to know about Diphtheria.

Diphtheria is a infectious infection caused by the corynebacterium diphtheria bacterium.  

 The bacteria produces a toxin that spreads across the windpipe, causing breathing difficulties.  

 Symptoms : sore throat,swallowing problems, weakness,  mild fever

 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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