India Witnessed 4,071 Cases Of Diphtheria In 2014, Delhi Saw Highest

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| September 23 , 2015 , 15:40 IST
National Health Profile released by the health ministry on Tuesday stated, India witnessed 4,071 cases of diphtheria and 104 deaths in 2014, while among the states, Delhi had the highest number of cases at 1,418 and also the highest number of deaths at 60. [caption id="attachment_128533" align="aligncenter" width="700"]India witnessed 4,071 cases of diphtheria and 104 deaths in 2014 India witnessed 4,071 cases of diphtheria and 104 deaths in 2014.[/caption] Diphtheria is a bacterial infection affecting the membranes of the throat and nose. Although it spreads easily, diphtheria can be prevented through vaccines. If left untreated, diphtheria can cause severe damage to kidneys, nervous system and heart. ALSO READ: Diphtheria Returns To Kerala; Govt Steps Up Drive Haryana recorded the second highest diphtheria cases at 663. However, it was West Bengal that saw the second highest number of deaths at 10. Assam recorded the third highest figure of cases at 506, followed by Maharashtra at 444.

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