Epidemiological Update: Diphtheria - 17 November 2020

In 2020, as of 11 November, 5 countries reported a total of 56 confirmed cases of diphtheria, including 16 deaths in the Region of the Americas: Brazil (2 confirmed cases), the Dominican Republic (3 confirmed cases, including 2 deaths), Haiti (42 confirmed cases, including 11 deaths), Peru (4 confirmed cases, including one death) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (5 confirmed cases, including 2 deaths).