Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.
Fever, also known as pyrexia, is a medical symptom which describes an increase in internal body temperature to levels which are above normal (37 degrees Celsius, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). An adaptive mechanism, fever is the body's reaction to pathogens; it attempts to raise core body temperature to levels which will denature, debilitate, or kill the pathogen. Most fevers are caused by infections and almost all infectious diseases can cause fever. ...
Diphtheria as related to Fever
- Diphtheria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days ...
- Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Diphtheria
Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology chapter on the bacterial disease, diphtheria.
Diphtheria is an acute, toxin-mediated disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The name of the disease is derived from the Greek …
- Corynebacterium diphtheriae - Wikipedia, the free …
Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the pathogenic bacterium that causes diphtheria. It is also known as the Klebs-Löffler bacillus, because it was discovered in 1884 by ...
- TDaP (Tetanus,Diphtheria,Pertussis) - The Shot Nurse Services
The effect of lysogenic conversion can be seen clearly in the disease cholera. Cholera is caused by a Gram negative, curved rod called Vibrio cholerae.
- A-Z Infectious Diseases - Public Health Agency Canada
C Campybacteriosis. Fact Sheet - Campylobacter; Food Safety Facts on Camplyobacter; Chikungunya. Chikungunya; Cholera. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Cholera
- Typhoid Fever | Disease Directory | Travelers' Health | CDC
Typhoid fever is a serious disease spread by contaminated food and water. Symptoms of typhoid include lasting high fevers, weakness, stomach pains ...
- Travel vaccinations - Vaccinations - NHS
Vaccinations for travellers abroad . The following vaccinations are available for people travelling abroad: cholera; diphtheria; hepatitis A; hepatitis B