Corynebacterium diphtheria and Diphtheria Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network releases another educational video about indoor air quality (IAQ), toxins, pathogens or environmental issues.
Feb. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses Corynebacterium diphtheria and diphtheria.

Diphtheria is a serious disease caused by a toxin made by a type of bacteria known as Corynebacterium diphtheria.   The toxin alters protein function in people with the condition.  Currently there are several subspecies of the Gram positive bacteria recognized by scientists.

Respiratory diphtheria manifests as a sore throat with low-grade fever and an adherent pseudomembrane of the tonsils, pharynx, or nose. Another form of the disease is known as cutaneous diphtheria.  People with this condition have infected skin lesions which typically lack a characteristic appearance.

“According to the CDC, about 1 out of 10 people who get diphtheria dies,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video.  “In children younger than 5 years of age, as many as 1 out of 5 children with the condition die.  Fortunately there is a vaccine.  The vaccine helps the body to build up protection against the diphtheria toxin.  The diphtheria vaccine does not offer lifetime protection from the disease and boosters are needed to keep up protection.  We hope this video helps to educate people about this serious illness.”

To view this video please visit:

To view past videos about environmental, microbial and infectious issues, please visit:

This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health.  Sponsors include: Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, Mold Solutions, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services to name a few.

To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities, please visit or, email or call (602)510-3179.

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 driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.
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