Gram Positive Bacilli
True about diphtheria, all except: (PGI 10)
|A||Incubation period-2 to 5 days|
|B||Chemoprophylaxis is done with rifampicin|
|C||Previously immunized asymptomatic household contacts should receive booster dose|
|D||Child recovered from illness give active immunization|
Chemoprophylaxis is done with erythromycin. A child recovered from illness develops immunity due to anti-toxin, hence no active immunization is required.