Before a vaccine was discovered, up to 50% of those who contracted diphtheria died from this disease. It was once especially devastating to children. Cases of diphtheria in the U.S. and other countries dropped significantly in the 1920s when the vaccine became widely available. There have been less than five recorded U.S. cases of diphtheria reported to the CDC in the last 10 years. But the disease is still a problem around the globe. In 2014, there were still 7,321 cases of diphtheria reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), however, there are probably many more that are never reported.
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