Diphtheria outbreak in Pakistan spreads rapidly

Diphtheria is spreading quickly through the Waziristan region infecting hundreds and resulting in 30 children dying already.

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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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