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Schools and day care centers usually require proof of such vaccines as TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and others.
Since being thrust into chaos, Venezuela has seen either a reemergence or a resurgence of other infectious diseases including diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles and malaria.
In the 1920s, Aurora families struggled through a diphtheria epidemic and the 1930s brought the Great Depression across the country.
Oregon requires students receive vaccines that fight off diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis.
Other diseases — such as measles, rubella, diphtheria — became very, very rare.
More than 80 percent are up to date on Haemophilus influenzae; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; and pneumococcal vaccines.
In 2000, just 1 percent of the population of those countries received the pentavalent vaccine (covering diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and hib); by 2016, that number was 76 percent.
But thanks to robust advances in science, diphtheria has been contained in America.
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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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