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An acute bacterial disease that can infect the body in two areas: the throat (respiratory diphtheria) and the skin (skin or cutaneous diphtheria).
An Old Plague Coming Back to Haunt Us: Diphtheria
Approximately 1200 deaths per year have resulted from the ongoing diphtheria epidemic in the former Soviet Union which began in 1990 and is still going strong.
A brief definition of diptheria, followed by links to overviews, research articles, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
eMedicine: Diphtheria
Emergency MD offers a clinical report on the respiratory form of diphtheria, including risk factors, common symptoms and treatments for this infectious disease.
Diphtheria - Dr. Greene
Information on this childhood disease and immunization against it.

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