Diphtheria (aka "The Strangler") - Another Good Reason for Vaccination


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You might not think a potentially life threatening childhood disease, sled dogs, early vaccination research, and emergency neck surgery have anything in common, but you'd be wrong. Diphtheria is a legitimately scary illness we no longer see today. You may have heard about it from your days playing Oregon Trail, but the real story of this illness and the beginning of its demise is fascinating.
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