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Diphtheria: the green book, chapter 15

Diphtheria immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.

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Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease affecting the upper respiratory tract, and occasionally the skin, caused by the action of diphtheria toxin produced by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae or by Corynebacterium ulcerans.