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Nearly all school-aged children received the DTaP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, in the 2011-2012 academic year, according to the latest health department report.
Four doses of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis are required for preschool, child care and Head Start.
Landers said that current CDC guidelines call for pregnant mothers to get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster vaccination during each pregnancy.
Those entering seventh grade also must get a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot called Tdap, according to a 2010 Ohio law.
As a result of drops in routine immunization coverage, for example, Haiti has seen an increase of diphtheria outbreaks since 2014.
The requirements cover 10 vaccinations, including diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox.
The scientists gave them regular doses of the diphtheria toxin—which causes a temporary loss of odor-sensing neurons—to suppress their sense of smell.
In 1924, a diphtheria outbreak killed at least nine members and made dozens of others sick, according to the Lebanon Daily News.
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Origin and Etymology of diphtheria
First Known Use: circa 1851See Words from the same year
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medical Definition of diphtheria
diphtherialplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
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