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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
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
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
English only
7 p. + reprints.
Subject: Diphtheria
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Guidelines
Commonwealth of Independent States
Context: drug therapy
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/CMDS 96 06 01 03
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107406
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