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Unprotected People Reports: Diphtheria

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases

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HTML   PDF 63 "Pennsylvania man's death from diphtheria underscores the importance of vaccination for international travelers" Report #63: An unvaccinated man dies from respiratory diphtheria a few weeks after returning from a trip to Haiti, where the disease is endemic.
 
1/8/04
HTML   PDF 2 yrs. "A death from diphtheria" Report #26: A public health nurse discusses the death of her young cousin from diphtheria in 1961, and the subsequent serious illness she and family members experience. 3/15/00
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