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diphtheria

dif thi ree uh

  • n  acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing

  • Few babies under six months catch measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria or infantile paralysis.
  • On the same day last week Crown Prince Mihai caught diphtheria and his father King Carol II dissolved Parliament by royal decree in circumstances foreshadowing a Dictatorship.
  • New York City exercised ingenuity last week in diphtheria prevention work.
News & Articles

  • Free booster shots for adults in Ocean View
    A state public health nurse will be providing free booster shots to people 19 and older at the Ocean View Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, South Kona/Ka‘u Councilwoman Brenda Ford said Friday. The shots will be for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
    June 8, 2013 - West Hawaii Today
Quotes

  • Dave Spikey in icSeftonandWestLancs
    My dad always used to say laughter is the best medicine, that's why when I was six, I nearly died with diphtheria,jokes Spikey. "But I think in the North West there is an attitude that every cloud has a silver lining."
  • Andrew Weil in The New American
    Most people believe that victory over the infectious diseases of the last century came with the invention of immuni[z]ations,writes Dr. Andrew Weil in Health and Healing. "In fact, cholera, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough,...
  • Bennie Thompson in Forbes
    In an e-mail, a staffer who works for committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., noted an "unusual need for whomever attending to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B," as well as "the more normal things - tetanus, diphtheria, and...

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