Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a pathogenic bacterium that causes diphtheria. It is a Gram-positive nonmotile, club-shaped bacillus. Corynebacterium diphtheriae produces an extremely potent exotoxin known as diphtheria toxin which alters protein function in an infected individual. The toxin can be distributed by the circulatory system to other organs and may cause paralysis and congestive heart failure.
There are two types of the disease. With respiratory diphtheria infected individuals may have a sore throat with low-grade fever and an adherent pseudomembrane of the tonsils, pharynx, or nose. Neck swelling is usually present in severe disease. Cutaneous diphtheria causes infected skin lesions which lack a characteristic appearance.
“Diphtheria is found worldwide and humans are the only known reservoir of the bacterium,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Person-
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.