Diphtheria in South Western city of Syria

An extensive diphtheria vaccination campaign is underway in the city of Al-Zabadani, in Rif Dimashq Governorate, after several confirmed and suspected cases were detected – the first in three decades. The bivalent vaccine (combined with tetanus antigen) is mandated for all residents of the city, which is located near the main Damascus-Beirut transport route. Read more

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