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I am doing a report on the disease Diphtheria The definition of the disease is a bacterial disease that affects the throat and can cause serious or fatal complications It is a serious disease caused by the bacterium There is a lot of history on this disease In the late 1800s diphtheria came across western Europe and the United States it killed thousands of children The diphtheria characterized by infection is more contagious than the disease characterized by respiratory infection Diphtheria is a disease of the respiratory system It causes membranes to grow on the inner throat Sometimes the membranes release a toxin into the bloodstreamwhich is poisonous The membranes clog the air passages then you can hardly breath most of the time you will die You should have complete bedrest for two to three weeks Then a man named Bela Schick came over the Schick test He discovered that the disease was only to be found in humans It may sometimes enter and effect the skin This disease is now rare in most of the world That is most of the history on diphtheria There are many symptoms that can aware you that you have the disease You should notice the first symptoms during the first through seventh days after you get it Some of the first symptoms you sill get are fatigue a low-grade fever and a sore throat Next you will also notice swelling to the neck Some other symptoms are painful swallowing nausea and vomiting chills bloody watery drainage from nose scabbing of nostrils and upper lip bluish coloration of skin fever headache breathing difficulty croup-like cough hoarseness stridor drooling and rapid breathing Those are most of the symptoms of Diphtheria There are many treatments for Diphtheria As soon as the disease is suspected diphtheria antitoxin is given as an intramuscular injection The Disease is treated with antibiotics As an infant you should safely be give the
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