Prevalence of diphtheria carriers in a population with disappearing clinical diphtheria

  • Ass. Prof. V. Kalapothaki, Dr. E. Xirouchaki, Prof. D. Trichopoulos, Dr. T. Sapounas, Dr. G. Papoutsakis
  • Published 1984 in Infection


Ten years ago the incidence of diphtheria was relatively high in Greece and a survey of school children had revealed a carrier prevalence of non-toxigenicCorynnebacterium diphtheriae of 3.4%. A similar survey undertaken now has revealed that the disease seems to be disappearing. Among 895 school children (6–13 years-old) in seven primary schools of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01645221