|Title:||Antibiotic prophylaxis of diphtheria drafted by WHO/EURO/CDC/USAID/BASICS|
|Authors:||World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe|
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival Project
|Publisher:||Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe|
|Abstract:||The WHO/UNICEF Strategy for diphtheria control includes three main recommendations: mass immunization; early diagnosis and proper treatment of cases; management of close contacts by the use of antibiotics. Whereas the first two recommendations have been implemented in all NIS having epidemic diphtheria, in some countries there is a controversial discussion regarding the use of antibiotics for close contacts. Therefore WHO, with assistance of CDC and USAID/BASICS has drafted guidelines regarding the antibiotic prophylaxis of contacts of diphtheria cases based on international experience. The guidelines include reprints of publications demonstrating the success of this strategy|
|Description:||EUR/ICP/CMDS 96 06 01 03|
7 p. + reprints.
Commonwealth of Independent States
|metadata.dc.subject.other:||Communicable Diseases and their Control|
|Gov't Doc #:||EUR/ICP/CMDS 96 06 01 03|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical documents|
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