Diphtheria (Dif-theer-ee-a)

What is Diphtheria?
It is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria and its toxins. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. Its symptoms are a gradual onset of sore throat and low-grade fever.

How is Diphtheria transmitted?
It is spread by coughing and sneezing.

Why should I take the Diptheria vaccination?
Diphtheria brings about complications such as breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Hence the vaccine is recommended for anyone who has not taken it to prevent Diphtheria and complications that may follow.

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