Title: #UndertheLens: #Diphtheria is an #infection caused by the #bacterium #Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Subject: Microbiology, educational materials.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK). via Instagram.
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Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, and even death. Vaccines are recommended for infants, children, teens and adults to prevent diphtheria. This micrograph was taken from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis, an inflammation of the middle layer of the heart wall. Learn more: www.cdc.gov/diphtheria/ Photo credit: CDC Public Health Image Library (phil.cdc.gov). #UndertheLens #biology #science #CDC #health #PublicHealth
Keywords: US CDC; Educational Materials; Diphtheria.