Resurgence of diphtheria in rural areas of North Karnataka, India

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Mahantesh V Parande; Subarna Roy; B G Mantur; Aisha M Parande; Rupali S Shinde;
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (issn: 0255-0857, eissn: 1998-3646)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_17_48
  • Subject: Diphtheria | epidemiology | immunisation | outbreak | Microbiology | QR1-502

Background: A diphtheria outbreak was identified from Vijayapura (formerly Bijapur) district in the South Indian state of Karnataka in 2011. There was a surge in the number of throat swab samples received under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) in Nor... View more
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