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Diphtheria

Diphtheria was commonly referred to as the strangling angel of children. The disease is a bacteria spread through contact with an infected individual. Secretions are spread through the air.Rosa’s grade school friend, Joseph, died of Diphtheria only two weeks after he had contracted this awful affliction. Below is an example of a sign placed on the front door of homes with diphtheria cases.


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