A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [CLOSE]

Diphtheria

 
This page has been automatically translated from English. MSDH has not reviewed this translation and is not responsible for any inaccuracies.

Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease that is passed from person to person through respiratory droplets or close physical contact. It usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose and skin.

Vaccinations has made this disease rare in developed countries.

Additional Resources

For more information contact:

Get weekly restaurant inspections and more by e-mail: 
Last reviewed on Feb 24, 2014
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
Facebook Twitter Instagram RSS