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Description:This illustration depicts a photomicrographic view of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria using a Gram-stain technique.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae causes Diphtheria that affects the upper respiratory tract, where an inflammatory exudate causes severe obstruction to the breathing airways, and sometimes suffocation.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - National Immunization Program - The Pink Book
CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases
CDC Organization
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