Recent Examples of diphtheria from the Web
His grandfather, Henry Ivanoff, was one of the 20 mushers who relayed diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925.
In Philadelphia, 91 percent of the adolescents covered by the insurer in 2016 got the meningococcal vaccine and 92 percent got the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
In 1925, the legendary Alaska Serum Run ended as the last of a series of dog mushers brought a life-saving treatment to Nome, the scene of a diphtheria epidemic, six days after the drug left Nenana.
The DTaP is approved for children younger than 7 years old, and the Tdap, which has lower doses of the diphtheria and pertussis vaccines, is approved for adolescents and adults.
More than 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported in the crowded and unsanitary camps, resulting in 32 deaths.
Sometime during those latter days, says Billboard, the promoters added a new attraction - a tent where diphtheria immunizations were given, as the city had been undergoing an epidemic of the bacterial illness since the previous spring.
Aid agencies struggling to cope with high levels of malnutrition among children are now battling an outbreak of diphtheria, which the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday had struck more than 770 people and killed nine.
While the rate of cholera contraction is beginning to slow in Yemen, doctors are concerned the reprieve will be short, and fear the onset of diphtheria, another disease that can be deadly, especially for children.
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Origin and Etymology of diphtheria
First Known Use: circa 1851See Words from the same year
DIPHTHERIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diphtheria for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease that makes breathing very difficult
DIPHTHERIA Defined for Kids
medical Definition of diphtheria
diphtherialplay \-ē-əl\ adjective
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