bacteria incubate after 2-6 days and symptoms such as sore
throat, fever and chills develop.
odour to the breath is present.
is difficult to swallow because of a leathery membrane over
the tonsils and back of throat.
bacteria also secrete a toxin that causes heart disease and
is contagious for 10 days after the onset of fever.
with antibiotics is important and possibly administering an
It is prevented by routine immunization with Td (Tetanus Diptheria).
there have been outbreaks in the former USSR after routine
immunization had stopped a subsequent rebound rise in cases
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