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In March 2014 a 20-year-old man was diagnosed with cutaneous diphtheria at St. Olavs University Hospital in Trondheim, Norway on his return from Africa. The man had been in Mozambique since autumn 2013 and had experienced persistent skin ulcer infections. His was in good general health. Toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheriae was grown from a wound specimen. He had completed the national childhood vaccination programme and received a diphtheria vaccine booster dose in 2005. Screening of close contacts revealed an asymptomatic person colonised with non-toxigenic C. diphtheriae.

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2014-06-19
2017-11-18
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES2014.19.24.20835
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