Diphtheria: control and management

Guidance for consultants in communicable disease control.


Control of diphtheria: 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
Published 30 December 1999