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Captured on April 13th, 2012, this image depicts two Indonesian Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) residents, Ade Irwan, and I. Wayan Gede Artawan, as they were hiking atop a mountain range, while on their way to conduct an investigation in response to a diphtheria outbreak in East Java, Indonesia.
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
Creation Date:2012
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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