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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019
Synopsis

Global Epidemiology of Diphtheria, 2000–20171

Kristie E.N. ClarkeComments to Author , Adam MacNeil, Stephen Hadler, Colleen Scott, Tejpratap S.P. Tiwari, and Thomas Cherian2
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K.E.N. Clarke, A. MacNeil, S. Hadler, C. Scott, T.S.P. Tiwari); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (T. Cherian)

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Figure 6

Percentage of diphtheria case-patients >15 years of age, by national DTP3 coverage, 2000–2017. Each circle represents a country, and its size is proportionate to the average number of cases reported from the country per year of data in the dataset. The largest data point represents a large number of cases in a single year among Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. The vaccination coverage of the Rohingya population is unknown; therefore, the average of DTP3 coverage of Rakhine State in Myanmar fro

Figure 6. Percentage of diphtheria case-patients >15 years of age, by national DTP3 coverage, 2000–2017. Each circle represents a country, and its size is proportionate to the average number of cases reported from the country per year of data in the dataset. The largest data point represents a large number of cases in a single year among Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. The vaccination coverage of the Rohingya population is unknown; therefore, the average of DTP3 coverage of Rakhine State in Myanmar from 2016–2017 was used (18). DTP3, diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis vaccine; UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund; WHO, World Health Organization.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, Geneva, Switzerland, April 25–27, 2017.

2Retired.

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