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  • Euro Surveill. A case of diphtheria in Sweden, October 2011

    [Source: Eurosurveillance, full text: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

    Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 50, 15 December 2011

    Rapid communications


    A case of diphtheria in Sweden, October 2011


    H Fredlund ()<SUP>1</SUP>, T Norén<SUP>1</SUP>, T Lepp<SUP>2</SUP>, E Morfeldt<SUP>2</SUP>, B Henriques Normark<SUP>2</SUP>
    1. Örebro University Hospital, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Microbiology, Örebro, Sweden
    2. Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI), Solna, Sweden
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    Citation style for this article: Fredlund H, Norén T, Lepp T, Morfeldt E, Henriques Normark B. A case of diphtheria in Sweden, October 2011. Euro Surveill. 2011;16(50):pii=20038. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/View...rticleId=20038
    Date of submission: 25 November 2011
    <HR>In October 2011, a child who had arrived in Sweden from Somalia presented with atypical tonsillitis, was treated with penicillin and the symptoms resolved. A throat swab was positive for toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The child’s family were then vaccinated with diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine and screened for C. diphtheriae. No secondary cases were found. A high level of adherence to childhood vaccination programmes is an effective way to protect populations against diphtheria.
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