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Local.es is reporting that the unvaccinated child who contracted diphtheria
, in Spain, has had to be kept on three different types of machines in intensive care.
The six-year-old boy, who has now been identified only as Pau, is being treated in the intensive care unit of Vall d’ Hebron hospital in Barcelona where his condition is described as "critical but stable".
"Pau would not have a chance without the excellent professional care he is getting," said the minister. "This case shows us many things, not least that it is important to trust in scientific evidence and not be influenced by other theories."
Eight other children were detected amongst school friends of Pau but all were vaccinated, and so far, none have shown any symptoms.
They have been isolated and have been getting antibiotics in hopes of stopping the onset of the disease.