PRO/EDR> Diphtheria – UK: epidemiology 2009-2017

Diphtheria — United Kingdom
Gower CM, Scobie A, Fry NK, Litt DJ, et al.
Background. Diphtheria is a potentially fatal disease caused by toxigenic strains of _Corynebacterium diphtheriae_, _C. ulcerans_, or _C. pseudotuberculosis_.
Aim. Our objective was to review the epidemiology of diphtheria in the United Kingdom (UK) and the impact of recent changes in public health management and surveillance.
Methods. Putative human toxigenic diphtheria isolates in the UK are sent for species