978-620-0-00523-6

A Case Study of Diphtheria Outbreak

and Early Public Health Intervention

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Summary:

Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is Characterized by sore throat, low grade fever, and an adherent membrane on the tonsils, pharynx, and nasal cavity. Diphtheria affects people of all ages and both sexes. It primarily affects unimmunized children. Disease Spread by direct physical contact or breathing the aerosolized secretions of infected individuals. Diphtheria-Pertusis-Tetanus (DPT) vaccine is available for prevention.

Author:

Dr. Gagandeep Singh Grover

Biographie:

Dr. Gagandeep Singh Grover, Public Health Specialist. WHO Fellow in Dengue. State Programme Officer of IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme) for State of Punjab, India. Looking after projects of Viral Hepatitis, Communicable Diseases, Outbreaks and Operational Research.

Author:

Dr. Yuvraj Narang

Biographie:

Author:

Mr. G. Singh

Biographie:

Number of Pages:

64

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-06-04

ISBN:

978-620-0-00523-6

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Diphtheria, Fazilka, Punjab

Product category:

MEDICAL / General