DIPHTHERIA IN DHAKA CITY

A total of 748 and 624 clinical cases of diphtheria were admitted in 1973 and 1974 respectively in Infectious Disease Hospital of Dhaka city. The incidence of the disease was found to be I per 1000 roughly in under 10 years of age group. Males are affected more than female. The case fatality rate is maximum in 6 months to 5 years of age group. The children residing in crowded and congested area are more valnerable to diphtheria. The maximum num. ber of cases occur in the middle of the year. The study…

 

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