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acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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Designed to Protect Infants and Young Children against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Hib
The committee made a universal recommendation for administration of Tdap to 11- to 18-year-olds who were previously fully immunized with the childhood series against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis and who have not previously received a Td vaccine.
In early June, the CDC issued a statement prioritizing the use of Td vaccine for wound management, travel to diphtheria-endemic countries, people who have received fewer than three doses of vaccine containing tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (primary series), and pregnant women who have not been vaccinated within the preceding 10 years.
Dr Jones added: "In the past the most common causes of death and disability in this country were infectious diseases such as smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and polio.
This is a precautionary measure on the part of the Department of Health and it is very unlikely anyone will contract diphtheria.
This product combines a small amount of diphtheria toxoid with the tetanus toxoid, because diphtheria is still a problem in some areas of the world.
Contract notice: purchase and delivery of vaccines to protect children, young persons against polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis b, the infections with human papillomavirus and invasive disease caused by haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal and meningococcal c and pregnant women against pertussis.
LAHORE -- On the instruction of Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Secretary Health has constituted a committee for investigation of deaths allegedly due to diphtheria.
In number of cases Polio, MMR, Diphtheria and Tetanus cases have diminished significantly from the year 2001 till 2013.
MADRyD (CyHAN)- Health authorities in the city of Olot, which is in the northern province of Girona, confirmed on Tuesday that a six-year-old boy was admitted into the Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona with the first recorded case of diphtheria in the country since 1986.
He expressed gratitude to the former health officials who had put enormous efforts to ensure collective vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
Around 250 school and Primary Health Care Corporation nurses have attended a workshop organised by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on preparations for the annual vaccination campaign against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) for first-grade secondary school students in the country.
pseudotuberculosis produce diphtheria toxin (DT) and thus cause respiratory and cutaneous diphtheria.
Vaccines that are being administered during the campaign include those against polio, meningitis, diphtheria and tetanus to the 1st grade students while the 6th grade students will be vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus.
I had a severe reaction as a child to the diphtheria vaccine, so I prefer not to get another unnecessarily.
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