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Diphtheria is bacterial disease spread through close contact with discharge from an infected person's nose, throat, skin, eyes and skin. It is extremely rare in the United States, but is most common where people live in crowded conditions and among unimmunized chlidren or adults. Symptoms may begin to appear two to four days after infection, and can last from one to ten days.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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