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Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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Diphtheria is a type of Childhood Disease, it's also a kind of Bacterial disease which invade mostly the throat. It is spread by the contact of salivary, the nasal system (coughs and sneezes from others which are originally infected) and also direct physical contacts (kissing). The Incubation last for about a week, the most obvious symptom is sore throat. After a week, Diphtheria will moved down from the throat towards the windpipe and the respiratory tract, the disease could become more serious and deadly. It is also possible for it to damage the heart muscles and the nerve system.

In the early twenties, Diphtheria once was the most common causes of children's death. But later on, since the introduction of the disease and widespread use of diphtheria vaccine. It's really rarely to find another case of Diphtheria death in United State, however, there are still cases happening.

Although there is Diphtheria vaccine, but some poor countries such as Latin America, Caribbean couldn't afford any of the injections, even countries such as China, Algeria.etc still got large amount of citizens dying from Diphtheria. The majority of the cause of deaths are because its either they got a little bit vaccinated or didn't get vaccinated.

Nowadays, not only the children are getting the threats from Diphtheria but also the adults and teenagers. New cases of Diphtheria are occurring on people which haven't got immunized or vaccinated people who didn't receive their periodic boosters to maintain the affects of the immunize. The routine of vaccination is very important to the whole world.

Each vaccine can be last for 15 years, but you got to receive another injection after 15 years.

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The Death Rate of United State from 1900 to 1966.



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Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, Initials. (2010). Diphtheria facts .
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