Health topics

Diphtheria

 

Diphtheria vaccinations are given in routine immunization services in the Western Pacific Region. The disease is caused by the bacterium corynebacterium diphtheriae. This bacterium produces a toxin that can harm or destroy human body tissues and organs. Another type, more common in the Tropics, causes ulcers on the skin.

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