Immunization against diphtheria with special emphasis on immunization of adults.

  title={Immunization against diphtheria with special emphasis on immunization of adults.},
  author={Artur M. Galazka and S. E. Robertson},
  volume={14 9},
A massive diphtheria epidemic in Eastern Europe has resulted in increased anxiety that this disease could spread to other countries. This fear is realistic because there is a gap in the diphtheria immunity in large segments of the adult population in many industrialized countries. Experience to date suggests that an immunity gap in adults coupled with the presence of large numbers of susceptible children and adolescents creates the potential for an extensive epidemic. To prevent epidemics… CONTINUE READING
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