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This is an acute upper respiratory tract infection, but sometimes it infects the skin. Diphtheria usually occurs in epidemics. Very early symptoms may be similar to the common cold. Travellers to endemic areas should be fully immunised before travel. Travellers to developing countries for over one month's duration, who had their last diphtheria booster dose over 10 years ago, should be offered a further booster.
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