My almost 4 year old daughter is starting preschool next week (much to my dismay) and I am scared to death. She is completely unvaccinated and until now has never been in a group preschool/daycare setting (not even at church, gym, etc.) I am so worried of what she might come home with this year, but she is sooo ready to go.
I recently got her titers for all 12 vaccine preventable diseases (normal 11 + Hap A here in AZ), we are still waiting on Polio & Pertussis to come back, but as of now it is showing that she has naturally acquired Diphtheria & HiB bacterium.
I was a bit happy to see that she had acquired immunity to HiB, but really quite shocked that Diphtheria was positive! I have read for years that this disease is unheard of in the US these days (and we have not traveled outside the US). Does anyone have any experience or knowledge with this? Does this mean she had a mild form of the illness and so now she is immune to the severe form?