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This image depicts an Indonesian Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) resident, as she was in the process of administering a diphtheria vaccination to a student during a diphtheria outbreak response at the Nurul Kholil Islamic boarding school, in the Bondowoso district, of East Java, Indonesia, on May 24, 2012.
Additional Information:
“Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, and even death. Vaccines are recommended for infants, children, teens and adults to prevent diphtheria.”

For more on diphtheria, or the FETP, see the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dimas Panduasa, Indonesia
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Photo Credit:Dimas Panduasa, Indonesia
Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Division of Bacterial Diseases; Diphtheria
CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
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