Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a serious infection caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is rare in Ontario. It is spread from person-to-person through coughing or sneezing or can be spread indirectly by touching contaminated objects. Symptoms include, fever, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, malaise and loss of appetite. In Ontario, a vaccine series to prevent diphtheria is started in infancy with booster doses throughout life.

To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

 

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PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections

This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion. 

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To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

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Updated 1 May 2019