When a person is infected with diphtheria and the disease has progressed, it is possible for them to exhibit symptoms that are similar to those associated with shock.
Shock is defined as an abnormal metabolism at the cellular level. Shock is the end stage of all diseases, and symptoms are dependent on the underlying causes. In terms of diphtheria, these symptoms include pale skin, skin that is cold to the touch, excessive sweating and a rapid heartbeat.
Diphtheria is a very serious disease that can and has killed millions of people across the globe. However, what SHOULD be written is that diphtheria WAS a terrible disease, but it seems that we are at an all new global risk of its resurgence, and it is us to blame.
While men and women around the world do have a choice in what they do and how they raise their children, the fact remains that not getting your child vaccinated can have serious, epidemic level repercussions. So before you decide that you don’t want your child vaccinated, be it because it “trendy” or you are under a false belief, please speak to a healthcare professional you trust and get all the information first, before you make such a significant decision.