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An outbreak of diphtheria has been reported in several states across Nigeria

In recent weeks, an outbreak of diphtheria has been reported in several states in Nigeria, according to health officials. The disease, which can be life-threatening, is caused by bacteria that produce a toxin that can damage the heart, nervous system, and other organs.

Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against diphtheria to protect themselves against the disease. This is particularly important for those traveling to areas affected by the outbreak. It is recommended that individuals check with their healthcare professional to ensure they are up to date with their diphtheria vaccines, and to discuss the need for a booster dose before traveling.

Symptoms of diphtheria can include a sore throat, fever, and difficulty breathing. If left untreated, the disease can lead to serious complications and even death. Health authorities are urging people to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease and to seek medical attention if they suspect they may be infected.

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