Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
Diphtheria: Diphtheria usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose, or skin. Like tetanus, it is caused by the toxin, or poison, of a bacterium, but it can spread from an infected person to the nose or throat of others.1
Researching symptoms of Diphtheria: Further information about the symptoms of Diphtheria is available including a list of symptoms of Diphtheria, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Diphtheria, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Statistics and Diphtheria:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Diphtheria,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Diphtheria,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from Shots for Safety - Age Page - Health Information: NIA
Last revision: April 10, 2003
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