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Are diphtheria outbreaks common in the united states?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Diphtheria

No. The reason is that there is a vaccination for diphtheria.

In brief: Diphtheria

No. The reason is that there is a vaccination for diphtheria.
Dr. Brian Affleck
Dr. Brian Affleck
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

The last reported locally acquired case was reported in 2003.
Acquiring disease thru international travel or contact with imported cases are still possible. Fully immunized persons can still carry and passively transmit the disease.

In brief: No

The last reported locally acquired case was reported in 2003.
Acquiring disease thru international travel or contact with imported cases are still possible. Fully immunized persons can still carry and passively transmit the disease.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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