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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Diseases Diphtheria Diphtheria causes a sore throat, slight fever, and chills. Sometimes a thick membrane forms across children’s throats, making it hard to swallow or breathe. About 10 percent of people who get diphtheria die from it. Diphtheria is preventable. All children should be immunized against diphtheria. From Hip on Health: Health Information for Caregivers and Families by Charlotte M. Hendricks. Published by Redleaf Press. COPYRIGHTED 3 MATERIAL