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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.
America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Benefits of routine childhood immunizations far outweigh the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Neuronal subtypes that drive locomotion in fruit fly reveal an unexpected diversity

Neuronal subtypes that drive locomotion in fruit fly reveal an unexpected diversity

Scientists find way to prevent warmed-up vaccines from degrading

Scientists find way to prevent warmed-up vaccines from degrading

Researchers decipher deadly bacterial infection in pigs

Researchers decipher deadly bacterial infection in pigs

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Study highlights the importance of child vaccine against infections

Experts highlight triumph over polio and hope to do the same for COVID-19

Experts highlight triumph over polio and hope to do the same for COVID-19

COVID-19 progression linked to B cell activation

COVID-19 progression linked to B cell activation

New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines

New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines

Tapping pre-existing immunity to enhance therapeutic cancer treatment

Tapping pre-existing immunity to enhance therapeutic cancer treatment

Tetanus diphtheria booster shots not needed by adults says study

Tetanus diphtheria booster shots not needed by adults says study

Scientists developing a combined vaccine to fight most malignant brain tumor

Scientists developing a combined vaccine to fight most malignant brain tumor

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Novel formulation allows use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to control neuropathic pain

Developing enhanced personalized cancer vaccines

Developing enhanced personalized cancer vaccines

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

Brown, Insight Therapeutics partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for older adults

Brown, Insight Therapeutics partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for older adults

People who eat bushmeat may be at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases

People who eat bushmeat may be at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Universal influenza vaccine developed at Cornell is set for human clinical trials

Universal influenza vaccine developed at Cornell is set for human clinical trials