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Tetanus is a severe, frequently fatal disease caused by an exotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani, a bacterium that is found in the environment. Tetanus is not transmitted from person to person. Rather, Clostridium tetani enters the body through an open wound, including lacerations, abrasions and puncture wounds. The toxin causes neuromuscular dysfunction, with rigidity and spasms of skeletal muscles. The muscle spasms usually start in the jaw (which is why the disease is sometimes called "lockjaw") and neck and may spread to many other muscles, leading to generalized paralysis.
Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

New vaccine candidate with RBD and N protein targets protects against SARS-CoV-2 in preclinical trials

New vaccine candidate with RBD and N protein targets protects against SARS-CoV-2 in preclinical trials

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Mistrust in local, national governments is slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Mistrust in local, national governments is slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Milder COVID-19 in children may be due to higher memory B cells responses to SARS-CoV-2

Milder COVID-19 in children may be due to higher memory B cells responses to SARS-CoV-2

Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Prior MMR or Tdap vaccination may reduce risk of severe COVID-19

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Government mistrust plays a vital role in slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Government mistrust plays a vital role in slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Study: More than a quarter of American infants not received common childhood vaccines

Study: More than a quarter of American infants not received common childhood vaccines

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in blood and breastmilk simultaneously, finds study

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in blood and breastmilk simultaneously, finds study

Could laser-facilitated epicutaneous vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 be an alternative to intramuscular injection?

Could laser-facilitated epicutaneous vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 be an alternative to intramuscular injection?

Vaccine candidate containing tetanus toxoid potentially protective against SARS-CoV-2

Vaccine candidate containing tetanus toxoid potentially protective against SARS-CoV-2

Vaccinated mothers may pass on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to newborns

Vaccinated mothers may pass on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to newborns

Routine vaccinations in India disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Routine vaccinations in India disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Evidence review: COVID-19 infections are generally 'mild' in children under five years

Evidence review: COVID-19 infections are generally 'mild' in children under five years

New, rapid antibody test gives detailed information on how the immune system reacts to Covid-19

New, rapid antibody test gives detailed information on how the immune system reacts to Covid-19

Different SARS-CoV-2 neutralization assays are reliable and concordant for antibody monitoring

Different SARS-CoV-2 neutralization assays are reliable and concordant for antibody monitoring

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin produced from convalescent plasma pool has 3-fold antibody neutralizing activity

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 hyperimmune globulin produced from convalescent plasma pool has 3-fold antibody neutralizing activity