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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.
The effect of COVID-19 on routine immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases

The effect of COVID-19 on routine immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases

How LA, calling the shots on school vaccine mandates, can lead the way on covid rules

How LA, calling the shots on school vaccine mandates, can lead the way on covid rules

Routine immunization coverage declined in first year of COVID

Routine immunization coverage declined in first year of COVID

Characterization of the baseline SARS-CoV-2 S-reactive B cell repertoire

Characterization of the baseline SARS-CoV-2 S-reactive B cell repertoire

The ER charged him $6,500 for six stitches. No wonder his critically ill wife avoided the ER.

The ER charged him $6,500 for six stitches. No wonder his critically ill wife avoided the ER.

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Researchers explain why decaying SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood are not a problem after vaccination

Researchers explain why decaying SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood are not a problem after vaccination

Cuba reports 92.4 percent efficacy for 3 dose SOBERANA 02 COVID-19 vaccine

Cuba reports 92.4 percent efficacy for 3 dose SOBERANA 02 COVID-19 vaccine

What do we really know about vaccine effectiveness?

What do we really know about vaccine effectiveness?

Hyperimmune antibody produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat covid-19

Hyperimmune antibody produced in horses may be an efficient approach to combat covid-19

Plasmid DNA vaccines induce effective antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 in mice

Plasmid DNA vaccines induce effective antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 in mice

Factors predicting vaccine hesitancy in India

Factors predicting vaccine hesitancy in India

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England to be offered one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England to be offered one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Should pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Should pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19?

At urgent care, he got 5 stitches and a big surprise: A plastic surgeon’s bill for $1,040

At urgent care, he got 5 stitches and a big surprise: A plastic surgeon’s bill for $1,040

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

Non-toxic derivative of tetanus neurotoxin may help treat depression, neurodegenerative diseases

Non-toxic derivative of tetanus neurotoxin may help treat depression, neurodegenerative diseases

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children