oa Professional Nursing Today - Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis : ancient diseases in modern times : review
Vaccination is widely considered to be one of the greatest medical achievements of modern civilisation. Yet, despite this life-saving innovation, ancient diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis still exist in the 21st century. In this article, we review the historical facts, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis in South Africa.
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