Guidance for consultants in communicable disease control.
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These guidelines for the control and management of diphtheria are intended for consultants in communicable disease control and regional epidemiologists in England and Wales.
The guidelines cover:
- the immediate steps to be taken following identification of a case
- what is required to confirm the diagnosis
- steps to be taken to minimise the likelihood of further linked cases
- what should be done to disseminate information after a case