Investigations and control measures following a non-travel-associated case of toxigenic cornyebacterium diphtheriae, London, United Kingdom, December 2009-January 2010

S. Perkins*, R. Cordery, G. Nixon, A. Abrahams, J. Andrews, Joanne White, A. Efstratiou, S. Anaraki

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Abstract

This article reports the investigation and control measures undertaken following the identification of a toxigenic strain of Cornyebacterium diphtheriae var gravis, designated ribotype 'Minsk', in a partially vac-cinated teenager born in the United Kingdom with no recent history of travel or known contact with a case of diphtheria or a carrier. This case highlights the need for ongoing work to improve vaccine uptake rates to ensure children receive all scheduled vaccinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume15
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2010

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