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Description:This illustration depicts a photomicrographic view of Corynebacterium diphtheriae taken from an 18 hour culture, and using Albert's stain.
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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