Persistence of Diphtheria, Hyderabad, India, 2003–2006
Published Date:Jul 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(7):1144-1146.
Aged, 80 And Over
Drug Administration Schedule
Description:During 2003-2006, diphtheria rates in Hyderabad, India, were higher among persons 5-19 years of age, women, and Muslims than among other groups. Vaccine was efficacious among those who received >/=4 doses. The proportion of the population receiving boosters was low, especially among Muslims. We recommend increasing booster dose coverage.
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