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acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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The level of diphtheria antitoxin antibodies was measured with a toxin-binding inhibition assay (8).
In 1925, an outbreak of diphtheria in the remote western Alaska city of Nome spurred the then-territory to commission 300,000 units of diphtheria antitoxin at the Anchorage Railroad Hospital to be transferred.
In the United States, diphtheria antitoxin is available only through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and should be given as soon as possible after diagnosis of diphtheria or suspected diphtheria (2,18).
Aside from administering diphtheria antitoxin, physicians could do very little for their patients except to recommend bed rest and a healthy diet.
Of particular interest was improving sewage treatment and water supplies, preventing tuberculosis through stronger milk regulations, improving provincial health legislation, taking public health directly to the public with innovative exhibits, and supporting efforts to provide essential biological products, such as smallpox vaccine and diphtheria antitoxin, as a public service.
More antibiotics were given--penicillin, gentamicin, vancomycin--and a diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) was added.
Further, keeping in view the endemicity in this part of the country and uprising reports of diphtheria infections in the country as a whole, there is an urgent need to improve the microbiological services by adopting modern laboratory methods, improve vaccination coverage in identified pockets, enhanced surveillance and maintain stocks of diphtheria antitoxin in district level hospitals to reduce the morbidity and mortality.
Encased in glass at the entrance is the stuffed body of Balto, the lead dog of a sled team that rushed diphtheria antitoxin to residents of icebound Nome, Alaska, in a 1925 emergency mission.
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