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How tragic. Awful awful disease and a terrible way to die.

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/venezuela-diphtheria-kills-22-children-in-bolivar-state-53285/

They've expanded vaccine campaigns in schools to try and curb the epidemic adding:

Where is the diphtheria coming from? Public health officials suspect that that the constant mobilization of Venezuelans to Brazil to buy food, some may have returned with the disease to Sifontes.
In addition, the vaccine coverage in the region is only about 20 percent for children 3 years and younger.
 

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There is also an outbreak in India that has killed several children. A doctor wrote a viral facebook post about a diphtheria case he saw that he called a "death that will haunt me for life".

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-36804102

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