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8.15.23 Public Education Topic: Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a serious infection caused by strains of bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheriae that make toxin. It can lead to difficulty breathing, heart rhythm problems, and even death. CDC recommends vaccines for infants, children, teens, and adults to prevent diphtheria.

Causes

Diphtheria is a serious infection caused by strains of bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheriae that make a toxin. It is the toxin that can cause people to get very sick.


Causes and How It Spreads:

To learn more about the causes and how Diphtheria spreads, utilize the QR code below or visit: Diphtheria: Causes and How It Spreads | CDC











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