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  • By: John Michael Quinn V. MPH
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Diphtheria is a very contagious and potentially life-threatening bacterial disease that primarily affects the nasal passages, throat, and lungs. In some instances, the infection can spread or attack the skin, heart, and nervous system. Immunization efforts have been able to keep ...

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