What is Diphtheria?
Diphtheria is a contagious and potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. It is caused by infection with a toxin-producing strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae or more rarely Corynebacterium ulcerans or Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. It occurs in two forms- respiratory diphtheria and cutaneous diphtheria.
Forms For Notification
When notifying Diphtheria, please also complete and submit the NMC case investigation form to NMCsurveillancereport@nicd.ac.za