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Diphtheria

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In areas where it is still common, children are most affected. ... It does this by catalyzing ADP-ribosylation of elongation factor EF-2—a protein that is .... One of the most famous outbreaks...

How Does An Outbreak Of Diphtheria Affect Humans? - Blurtit

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Answer (1 of 1): Diphtheria, derived from the Greek word dipthera meaning a 'pair of leather scrolls', is the name of a disease of the upper respiratory tract.

What is diphtheria? What causes diphtheria? - Medical News Today

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Jan 9, 2015 ... Diphtheria is an infection spread only among humans - people are the only known ... strain of bacteria involved, and the site of the body affected. .... antitoxin that is deployed does not work against the diphtheria toxin once it ...

WHO | Diphtheria

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What is Diphtheria? Diphtheria is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. This germ produces a toxin that can harm or destroy human body ...

How does diphtheria affect the body? - Bacterial Infections - Sharecare

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Diphtheria can affect a person's ability to breath as air passages become barricaded by a dense, gray coating, which separates itself from the back of the throat.

Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Diphtheria

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Some corynebacteria are part of the normal flora of humans, finding a suitable ... Outbreaks, although very rare, still occur worldwide, even in developed nations.

Corynebacterium diphtheria diphtheria

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Diphtheria toxin can also affect the heart and nervous system. ... In most cases of wound diphtheria, a membrane does not form over the infected area. ... During the last few years, there was a serious outbreak of diphtheria in the separated ...

Diphtheria Frequently Asked Questions - Health Protection ...

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Oct 5, 2007 ... Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease usually affecting the tonsils, pharynx, ... The toxin produced by the bacteria may also affect other parts of the body ... Humans are the normal reservoir for Corynebacterium diphtheriae. ... Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone, West Africa

Diphtheria | definition of diphtheria by Medical dictionary

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What does diphtheria mean? ... When a patient develops skin infections during an outbreak of diphtheria, the doctor will consider the .... the nose; in rare instances it can affect other parts of the body, notably the skin, following an open wound.

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Diphtheria - KidsHealth

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Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that's rare in the United States, where health ... a serious outbreak of diphtheria in countries of the former Soviet Union. ... and can lead to potentially life-threatening complications that affect other organs, such ...

Diphtheria: Questions and Answers - Immunization Action Coalition

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How long does it take to show signs of diphtheria ... Other body sites besides the throat can also be affect- ... other outbreaks around the world, illustrates what.

Diphtheria - body, last, contagious, causes, What Is Diphtheria?

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epidemic (eh-pih-DEH-mik) is an outbreak of disease, especially infectious ... However, a diphtheria epidemic <sup>*</sup> has affected the countries that make up the former .... I cant get an answer to my question .can diphtheria be passed on to humans ...

Diphtheria - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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It's hard to imagine how many lives were affected around the world before the ... During the 1990s, a diphtheria outbreak in the Newly. Independent States of the ...

CDC - Surveillance of Diphtheria - Chapter 1 - Vaccine Preventable ...

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Apr 1, 2014 ... Vaccines: Diphtheria - Manual for The Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable ... Rarely, extra-respiratory mucosal sites, e.g., the eye, ear, or genitals, may be affected. Humans are the only known reservoir of C. diphtheriae. ... from the throat does not necessarily indicate a pathogenic role in the illness. A small ....