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Volume : III, Issue : XI, December - 2013

First Evidence Of Diphtheria Cases In Dhubri District Of Assam, India

Jitendra Sharma , Mridul Malakar And Sashi Gupta

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

First evidence of Diphtheria cases in Dhubri district of Assam were come into noticed during the year, 2013. Throat Swab specimens were collected by using sterile applicator stick from the suspected patients. Corynebacterium diphtheriae was detected among 30% of the collected samples. Most nos of suspected (11/20) /confirmed (4/6) cases were reported from Dharmasala BPHC. Children below 10 years were more vulnerable for Diphtheria infection. Sporadic cases of Diphtheria were found over the year in different parts of Dhubri district but rate of Diphtheria cases were high during the month of August-September. Affected peoples were inhabitants of chor area.

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Jitendra Sharma , Mridul Malakar And Sashi Gupta, (2013). First Evidence Of Diphtheria Cases In Dhubri District Of Assam, India. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. XI, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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