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PHIL Image 824
Description:This blood agar culture is growing colonies of Corynebacterium diphtheria var. belfanti bacteria.

Respiratory diphtheria has become a rare disease in the U.S. (0-5 cases per year.) An increasing proportion of cases occurs among older children and adults; in the prevaccination era, younger children were most often affected.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. W.A. Clark
Creation Date:1977
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  • CDC - Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases: Diphtheria
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