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Is diphtheria serious?

Diphtheria is a serious and potentially fatal disease. Some cases are mild, but the disease kills about one in 10 people who get it, and one in five children.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Cholera

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