Deaths due to diphtheria in Haiti

A child in Port-su-Prince died from diphtheria a few weeks ago. Last year, there were 8 deaths in children, 3 in Gonaïves and 5 in Port-au-Prince.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious diphtheria can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious diphtheria by ensuring that their childhood†vaccinations, including diphtheria (DPT), are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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