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Is Sri Lanka ready to deal with a potential diphtheria outbreak? A possibility in countries with high immunization coverage

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Jennifer Perera

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo, LK
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Abstract

The emergence of diphtheria in countries with high immunization coverage is possible. The need to boost immunity in the adult population, have laboratory facilities for diagnosis and stocks of anti-toxin for rapid treatment are discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v1i1.3214

Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol.1(1) 2011: 32-33

 

Keywords: Diphtheria Immunization 
How to Cite: Perera, J., (2011). Is Sri Lanka ready to deal with a potential diphtheria outbreak? A possibility in countries with high immunization coverage. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1(1), pp.32–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v1i1.3214
Published on 02 Aug 2011.

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