SD

 

BharathGramArogya.Net

Health is Wealth

SD

Diptheria

MODES OF SPREAD

    • Spread mainly by droplet infection
    • Transmitted directly from infected cutaneous lesions
    • Spread by objects (e.g., cups, thermometers, toys, pencils) contaminated by patient nasopharyngeal secretions

      SYMPTOMSFever, red sore throat, weakness, and headache due to infection of tonsils.

    • The lymph glands in the neck become enlarged and swollen
    • The victim has difficulty breathing and cannot talk.
    • The breath has an unpleasant, distinct odor
    • Nasal discharge and excoriated skin around the nose caused by skin diphtheria
    • Toxin forms a thick, grayish white membrane that completely covers the throat

    PREVENTION

    • To prevent diphtheria the every child should should be vaccinated with DPT vaccine at 6, 10, 14 weeks (according to National immunization schedule)
    • Immediately take medical care with the appearance of symptoms

This Site is Under Construction                                 All © Rights Reserved