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How can people get diphtheria?

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In brief: Diphtheria

This is an acute upper respiratory tract infection, but sometimes it infects the skin.
Hippocrates first described the disease in the 4th century BC and major epidemics swept through Europe in the 17th century. It was known as 'the strangling angel of children'. it spreads through droplet infection. The means by respiratory secretions ( sneezing, coughing)

In brief: Diphtheria

This is an acute upper respiratory tract infection, but sometimes it infects the skin.
Hippocrates first described the disease in the 4th century BC and major epidemics swept through Europe in the 17th century. It was known as 'the strangling angel of children'. it spreads through droplet infection. The means by respiratory secretions ( sneezing, coughing)
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics

In brief: Droplets or skin

Spread through respiratory secretions (cough or sneeze) or direct contact with lesion.

In brief: Droplets or skin

Spread through respiratory secretions (cough or sneeze) or direct contact with lesion.
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