Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is the investigation of choice of diphtheria carrier? (DNB June 09)
|D||Throat swab culture|
For control of diphtheria an active search for cases and carriers should start immediately amongst family and school contacts. Carriers can be detected only by cultural method. Swabs should be taken from both the nose and throat and examined by cultural methods for diphtheria bacilli.