Diphtheria is a bacteria that causes a thick covering in the back of the throat, making it difficult to breathe. There are several combination vaccines used to prevent diphtheria: DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.
- Diphtheria Basics
General information about diphtheria, including symptoms, complications, treatment, and vaccination.
Information for Health Professionals
Information on diphtheria for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.
- Diphtheria Statistics
Incidence of diphtheria disease in Minnesota.