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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.
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How Epstein-Barr virus shapes immune responses in multiple sclerosis

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4 ways vaccine skeptics mislead you on measles and more

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50 years of lifesaving vaccinations: WHO's EPI saves 154 million lives

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Children living in higher altitude areas of India may be more vulnerable to stunted growth

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154 million lives saved: Landmark study highlights power of vaccination

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Denmark's pertussis epidemic reveals the power of maternal vaccination

WHO calls for urgent action on rising neurological conditions worldwide

WHO calls for urgent action on rising neurological conditions worldwide

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MMR vaccine slashes antibiotic use in toddlers: Nordic study shines light on broader benefits

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More than 3 billion people worldwide lived with a neurological condition in 2021, new study reports

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Study reveals why COVID-19 antibodies fade quickly

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Global health burden of neurological conditions is much greater than previously understood, study reveals

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Study highlights growing burden of neurological disorders worldwide

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Vaccines safe for pregnant women with HIV but show reduced immune response

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Evidence from Malawi: Typhoid conjugate vaccine provides protection for up to four years

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Higher local Ebola incidence causes lower child vaccination rates

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R21/Matrix-M vaccine gets WHO green light for global rollout

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UVA biomedical engineer unveils hidden immune symphony during pregnancy

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CAR-T cell therapy could lead to sustained suppression of autoantibodies in treatment-resistant lupus

Maternal pertussis vaccination boosts infant protection up to eight months

Maternal pertussis vaccination boosts infant protection up to eight months

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