Antibiotic prophylaxis of diphtheria drafted by WHO/EURO/CDC/USAID/BASICS
AbstractThe 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
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival Project. (1996). Antibiotic prophylaxis of diphtheria drafted by WHO/EURO/CDC/USAID/BASICS. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107406
DescriptionEUR/ICP/CMDS 96 06 01 03
7 p. + reprints.
Gov't Doc #EUR/ICP/CMDS 96 06 01 03
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