Investigations and control measures following a non-travel-associated case of toxigenic cornyebacterium diphtheriae, London, United Kingdom, December 2009-January 2010

  • Perkins S
  • Cordery R
  • Nixon G
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Abstract

This article reports the investigation and control measures undertaken following the identification of a toxigenic strain of Cornyebacterium diphtheriae var gravis, designated ribotype Minsk , in a partially vaccinated teenager born in the United Kingdom with no recent history of travel or known contact with a case of diphtheria or a carrier. This case highlights the need for ongoing work to improve vaccine uptake rates to ensure children receive all scheduled vaccinations.

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  • SGR: 77951963047
  • PMID: 20430002
  • ISBN: 1025-496X
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-77951963047
  • ISSN: 1025496X
  • PUI: 358771863

Authors

  • S. Perkins

  • R. Cordery

  • G. Nixon

  • A. Abrahams

  • J. Andrews

  • J. White

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