PRO/EDR> Diphtheria – Americas (03): Dominican Republic, CDC level 1 travel alert

Diphtheria — Dominican Republic
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 1 [Practice Usual Precautions] Travel Alert on [3 Jun 2021], regarding a diphtheria outbreak in the Dominican Republic ().
In recent years, vaccination against diphtheria in the Dominican Republic has declined, and health officials there are now reporting cases of the disease among children throughout the country. Anyone who is unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated against diphtheria is at risk of getting sick when