- Caused by CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPTHERIAE --(RODS)
- Highly contagious airborne disease, especially among kids. (coughing sneezing).
7-9 days. Because it is caused by Exotoxins produced by this germ.
= High fever-severe cough-congestion and production of heavy mucus which can cause blockage of air passage of kids.
= Vaccine DPT. practically illiminated in US. Antibiotics work well.