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How is diphtheria transmitted?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Droplets/drainage
Diptheria is spread by contact with respiratory tract droplets from a respiratory carrier or drainage from skin lesions from a person with cutaneous diptheria.
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In brief: Droplets/drainage
Diptheria is spread by contact with respiratory tract droplets from a respiratory carrier or drainage from skin lesions from a person with cutaneous diptheria.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Contact w/infected
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. Ab reduce time to 48 hrs.

In brief: Contact w/infected
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. Ab reduce time to 48 hrs.
Dr. Sanford Archer
Dr. Sanford Archer
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