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Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn.

The infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw. This makes it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. Tetanus is a medical emergency. You need to get treatment in a hospital.

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  1. Tetanus (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and ... it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. Tetanus is a medical emergency. You need to get ...
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are serious bacterial infections. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all ... older children and adults. DT prevents diphtheria and tetanus. It is for children younger than seven who ...
  3. Tetanus is an infection of the nervous system with a type of bacteria that is potentially deadly, ... for more than 40 years. You can get tetanus infection when the spores enter your body through ...
  4. Why get vaccinated? Td vaccine can prevent tetanus and diphtheria. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. Diphtheria spreads from person to person. TETANUS (T) causes painful stiffening of the ...
  5. Why get vaccinated? DTaP vaccine can prevent diphtheria , tetanus , and pertussis . Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. Diphtheria ( ...
  6. Why get vaccinated? Tdap vaccine can prevent tetanus , diphtheria , and pertussis . Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. TETANUS (T) causes painful ...
  7. Vaccine (Shot) for Tetanus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines/Children ... Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Know the facts ...
  8. Tetanus Surveillance and Trends (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    CDC tracks tetanus cases nationally. Tetanus cases are sporadic in the United States.
  9. Tetanus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Homepage for CDC's information on tetanus.
  10. Tetanus Vaccination (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines/Specifics ... Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Vaccination ...
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