The epidemic of diphtheria is still active. The outbreak that began in the state of Bolívar in mid-2016 still persists three years later and continues to claim lives. In its latest epidemiological update , dated Monday, March 18, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) confirmed 10 deaths from this disease in Venezuela until the epidemiological week 8, that is, until February 24.

 

Credit: Jennifer Oosthuizen CDC

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