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El garrotillo: on diphtheria and Goya

Vicent Rodilla Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera,¬†Valencia, Spain   ¬† Figure 1. El Garrotillo by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1808-1812). Private collection. Diphtheria is a bacterial infectious disease caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae that affects mostly children. Although by 2017 some 85% of infants worldwide have been vaccinated for DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), some 19.9 million children remain […]