Diphtheria Vaccine

Prevent Diphtheria with Vaccination

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Pricing £85
No. of sessions 1
Type of treatment Injection
Prevents Diphtheria
 
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Diphtheria is highly contagious & potentially fatal. It is a bacterial infection, treatable with antibiotics if caught early. Diphtheria vaccination is strongly recommended, especially for children.

Diphtheria is a disease caused by bacteria, & is highly contagious & dangerous, especially if it is allowed to develop. It is caught through intimate physical contact with an infected person, contact with their bedding or clothing, or by inhaling the particles of their sneezes & coughs.
It is more common in parts of Africa, South Asia, & the former Soviet Union where diphtheria vaccination is rare.

Commonly affected locations

Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, parts of South East Asia & South America

Symptoms*

The main symptom of diphtheria is a thick, greyish-white coating that covers the tonsils & back of the throat, which can obstruct breathing. If this disease affects the skin (cutaneous diphtheria), it can cause pus-filled spots to develop on the limbs & hands, which may turn into ulcers & leave scarring.
Other symptoms of diphtheria include:
sore throat
difficult or painful swallowing
a fever of 38C (100.4F) or higher
chills
exhaustion or fatigue
headache
cough
bloody or foul-smelling nasal discharge
swollen glands in the neck
cyanosis (bluish skin)