Diphtheria outbreak in Kasur district, Lahore Division, Punjab

During the past 2 weeks, 5 children died of diphtheria, while 12 more children are hospitalized in serious condition. The outbreak occurred in the village of Kul in Kasur district, Lahore Division, Punjab.

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Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious diphtheria can occur almost 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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