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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.
Study tests equine polyclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study tests equine polyclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 variants

India, Pakistan tackle backslide in child immunizations

India, Pakistan tackle backslide in child immunizations

The impact of glucocorticoid therapy on immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination or infection in rituximab-treated patients with autoimmune disorders

The impact of glucocorticoid therapy on immune responses to COVID-19 vaccination or infection in rituximab-treated patients with autoimmune disorders

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

Study underscores the strong protective effect of flu vaccine against Alzheimer's disease

Study underscores the strong protective effect of flu vaccine against Alzheimer's disease

ANU research could lead to better treatment options for rare, deadly bacterial infection

ANU research could lead to better treatment options for rare, deadly bacterial infection

Study estimates the global RSV disease burden in children under five in 2019

Study estimates the global RSV disease burden in children under five in 2019

T-cell responses after COVID-19 and vaccinations

T-cell responses after COVID-19 and vaccinations

Vaccine features that could induce durable humoral immune responses against SARS-CoV-2

Vaccine features that could induce durable humoral immune responses against SARS-CoV-2

Study offers insight into how remote learning impacts motivation of school students

Study offers insight into how remote learning impacts motivation of school students

World Immunization Week 2022: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance on the equitable and sustainable use of vaccines

World Immunization Week 2022: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance on the equitable and sustainable use of vaccines

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

Sri Lanka’s healthcare system heavily affected by the current economic crisis

Sri Lanka’s healthcare system heavily affected by the current economic crisis

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination campaigns for diseases preventable by vaccine

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination campaigns for diseases preventable by vaccine

Risk of myopericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is very low, confirms study

Risk of myopericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is very low, confirms study

COVID-19 vaccines and reports of menstrual disorders

COVID-19 vaccines and reports of menstrual disorders

New therapy makes immunologically 'cold' tumors hot enough for immune attack

New therapy makes immunologically 'cold' tumors hot enough for immune attack

Vaccination gap in trauma patients widened even as vaccines became more widely available

Vaccination gap in trauma patients widened even as vaccines became more widely available

The need for a holistic and unbiased approach to develop a more universal vaccine for coronaviruses

The need for a holistic and unbiased approach to develop a more universal vaccine for coronaviruses