Alerta epidemiológico: Difteria - 25 de junho 2021 (inglês)

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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reiterates to Member States that vaccination and epidemiological surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases should be considered an essential health service that should not be interrupted. Considering the decline in coverage of the diphtheria vaccine, PAHO / WHO also reminds Member States that it is important that they have a plan to maintain a permanent supply of diphtheria antitoxin to control possible outbreaks.