Diphtheria outbreak: Two more cases detected, 1,200 in quarantine

Two more local people in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have been diagnosed with bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria as the outbreak is spreading in the region, the provincial Centre of Diseases Control said on July 12.

Local medical workers disinfected the two patients’ houses and 25 households nearby. They traced and quarantined those who had direct contact with the two patients. So far 1,247 people have been quarantined for medical observation and they are due to be sampled for diphtheria testing.

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