What is Diptheria?

Diphtheria is a highly contagious infection that affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin. You can catch it usually through inhaling infected droplets spread by coughing or sneezing. It is also transmitted by prolonged close contact with someone infected with the bacteria which cause the disease, including sharing items such as cutlery, clothing or bedding. The incubation period between 2-5 days. Untreated subjects become infectious for up to 4 weeks.


The symptoms can include:
  • Sore throat  with fever
  • Grey/white membrane (coating) in the throat which can lead to difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • Swollen lymph glands in the neck which protrude
  • Nausea, discomfort in the abdomen
  • Headache
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe infection results in paralysis and cardiac failure
To minimise your risk
  • Wash your hands frequently, either with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitisers
  • Avoid contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory illness
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as eating and drinking utensils
  • Use clean bedding
  • Get Vaccinated
Ages (Years)6+
Doses Required1 **
Schedulesingle dose
Boost required at10 years if risk at destination
** Children who have already been immunised with the NHS childhood vaccination program

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DTP Vaccination £35 per dose

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