Tuesday 26 February 2013

Corynebacterium diphtheria and Diphtheria Discussed in New Online Video

Diphtheria is a serious disease caused by a toxin made by a type of bacteria known as Corynebacterium diphtheria. The toxin alters protein function in people with the condition. Currently there are several subspecies of the Gram positive bacteria recognized by scientists.

Respiratory diphtheria manifests as a sore throat with low-grade fever and an adherent pseudomembrane of the tonsils, pharynx, or nose. Another form of the disease is known as cutaneous diphtheria. People with this condition have infected skin lesions which typically lack a characteristic appearance.

On this subject, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates have announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. Their latest educational video discusses Corynebacterium diphtheria and diphtheria.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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