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How long is a person with diphtheria contagious?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: 48 hours
[not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours.

In brief: 48 hours
[not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Diphtheria
Transmission is most often person-to-person spread from the respiratory tract and can occur from skin lesions or articles soiled with discharges from lesions of infected persons (fomites).
Carriers are usually asymptomatic and may be positive for months. Infected persons may be positive for 2-6 weeks untreated.

In brief: Diphtheria
Transmission is most often person-to-person spread from the respiratory tract and can occur from skin lesions or articles soiled with discharges from lesions of infected persons (fomites).
Carriers are usually asymptomatic and may be positive for months. Infected persons may be positive for 2-6 weeks untreated.
Dr. Martin Raff
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