Preventing the preventable through effective surveillance: the case of diphtheria in a rural district of Maharashtra, India

@inproceedings{Phalkey2013PreventingTP,
  title={Preventing the preventable through effective surveillance: the case of diphtheria in a rural district of Maharashtra, India},
  author={Revati K Phalkey and Rajesh V Bhosale and Abhijeet P Joshi and Sushil S Wakchoure and Muralidhar P Tambe and Pradip Awate and Michael Marx},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemic diphtheria is still poorly understood and continues to challenge both developing and developed countries. In the backdrop of poor immunization coverage, non-existent adult boosters, weak case based surveillance and persistence of multiple foci, there is a heightened risk of re-emergence of the disease in epidemic forms in India. Investigating each outbreak to understand the epidemiology of the disease and its current status in the country is therefore necessary. Dhule a… CONTINUE READING
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