Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 20: Anticipation and preparedness key to avert any outbreak
As many as 19 children have died of diphtheria at the North Corporation-run Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital, one child died at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Hospital, taking the death toll due to diphtheria in the city to 20. “From September 6-24, there have been 157 admissions, of which 128 were from UP. Rest of the cases are from Haryana and Delhi,” a senior North civic body official said. (HT, Sept. 25, 2018).Diphtheria is a vaccine-preventable disease and is included in the Universal Immunisat
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