Diphtheria is a rare but potentially life-threatening acute illness. It is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae and is ​characterised by a pseudo-membrane forming over the pharangeal area resulting in pain, inflammation, difficulty swallowing and a hoarse voice. In instances where the pseudo-membrane dislodges, the airway can become obstructed.

Our new reference page outlines the signs and symptoms of diphtheria, as well as the vaccines available for disease prevention.

To read more follow the link below:
MVEC: Diphtheria