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Abstract

In October 2011, a child who had arrived in Sweden from Somalia presented with atypical tonsillitis, was treated with penicillin and the symptoms resolved. A throat swab was positive for toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The child's family were then vaccinated with diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine and screened for C. diphtheriae. No secondary cases were found. A high level of adherence to childhood vaccination programmes is an effective way to protect populations against diphtheria. .

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2011-12-15
2017-10-17
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.16.50.20038-en
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