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Diphtheria--the continuing hazard.
  1. I C Bowler,
  2. B K Mandal,
  3. B Schlecht,
  4. T Riordan
  1. Regional Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Monsall Hospital, Manchester.

    Abstract

    An unimmunized schoolchild with no history of foreign travel developed severe diphtheria. Epidemiological investigations led to the discovery of a child in the same class with cutaneous diphtheria who had just returned from Bangladesh; this highlights the importance of swabbing all skin lesions acquired in endemic areas during any outbreak investigation.

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