The last case
This is (currently) our only and hopefully last patient. This 25 day old Yellow-eyed penguin chick has been treated for Diphtheria since 16 November and every morning it has new plaques in the corner of its beak. These are the tell-tale signs that it is infected, but this one is a particularly stubborn case. Most chicks only need 5 days of treatment, this one had its 18th this morning. It is making progress and growing: it weighed 1230g this morning, up from 800g only 6 days ago, so it has a good appetite and it is slowly getting bigger. It should be 1800g - but the main thing is that it is alive!!