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How can you avoid diphtheria?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Get vaccinated

Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material.
Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred the germ anywhere in the world.The germs are often spread in a cough or contaminated secretions.Fully immunized persons can acquire a mild sore throat & spred it to others.

In brief: Get vaccinated

Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material.
Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred the germ anywhere in the world.The germs are often spread in a cough or contaminated secretions.Fully immunized persons can acquire a mild sore throat & spred it to others.
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Avoid contact

Diphtheria is transmitted by droplet infection through contact with a patient or carrier. The probability of spread depends on the closeness & duration of contact.
Prolonged contact (sleeping in the same room) is usually required. The incubation period is 2-5 days. Diphtheria is communicable while while virulent bacilli are present in discharges, usually about 2 weeks. Avoid contact!

In brief: Avoid contact

Diphtheria is transmitted by droplet infection through contact with a patient or carrier. The probability of spread depends on the closeness & duration of contact.
Prolonged contact (sleeping in the same room) is usually required. The incubation period is 2-5 days. Diphtheria is communicable while while virulent bacilli are present in discharges, usually about 2 weeks. Avoid contact!
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