The changing epidemiology of diphtheria in the vaccine era.

  title={The changing epidemiology of diphtheria in the vaccine era.},
  author={Artur M. Galazka},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={181 Suppl 1},
  • A. Galazka
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of infectious diseases
The epidemic of diphtheria in the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union has drawn attention to our incomplete understanding of the epidemiology of diphtheria. Many unanswered questions remain concerning the reasons for a resurgence of diphtheria and for the shift in the age of patients and concerning the mechanisms for acquisition of immunity in adults through natural infection under unfavorable living conditions. Other unanswered questions relate to the precise role of… 

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