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Diphtheria: the green book, chapter 15

Diphtheria immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.

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Diphtheria: the green book, chapter 15

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Chapter 15 update patches

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.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 19 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and a link to NHS Choices.
  2. First published.