Tetanus Vaccination

Tetanus is introduced into the body through a puncture wound such as a laceration, burn or scratch.

Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria called Clostridium tetani and is present as spores in soil and manure.

Tetanus

Tetanus is introduced into the body through a puncture wound such as a laceration, burn or scratch. Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria called Clostridium tetani and is present as spores in soil and manure. Tetanus spores are found throughout the world. Vaccination is recommended at least every 10 years.

Signs & Symptoms

Spasms involving skeletal muscles. Lock-jaw and a stiff neck are common

Abnormal breathing

Difficulty swallowing

Death occurs in 10-20% of cases

Prevention

All travellers should be aware of the risk of accidents, thoroughly clean all wounds and seek appropriate medical attention.

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