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Diphtheria

 

This is one of the highly contagious disease, which mainly effects the throat.
Some of its symptoms are sore throat, fever and headache. And also difficulty in swallowing.
There is a whitish patch in the throat and if it spreads to the windpipe, there will be difficulty in breathing.
The child looks ill and toxic.
The disease can lead to many complications of nerves, heart and kidneys, and sometimes an emergency operation (trecheostomy) may have to be done if the windpipe gets blocked with the membrane and the child has difficulty in breathing.
This disease can be prevented by immunizing the child.

 


 
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