tetanus


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an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds

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a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses

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Maternal and neonatal tetanus in India is now down to less than one case per 1,000 live births in all of the nation's 675 districts.
Today, Pampers and UNICEF mark the 10th anniversary of their longstanding partnership by announcing the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus (MNT) in 17 countries.
United States - Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (DTap) Vaccines & Forecast
Kenya's Catholic bishops began questioning last year a nationwide campaign to inoculate women and girls of childbearing age with tetanus vaccine.
A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.
The idea behind the tetanus mini-shot was that the immune system ''gets revved up in this particular area'' so that ''the body will be more excited about what's to come,'' Sampson said.
A November statement signed by all 27 Kenyan bishops pledged, "We shall not waver in calling upon all Kenyans to avoid the tetanus vaccination campaign laced with Beta-hCG, because we are convinced that it is indeed a disguised population control programme" run by who and UNICEF.
The symptoms of tetanus usually appear three to 21 days after infection.
Tetanus is caused by a bacteria called Clostridium tetani which can live in dirt, dust, animal and human waste.
Due to these findings, in combination with the third party medical history of clenches, trismus, and dysphagia, tetanus was suspected.
Tetanus is a wound infection caused by a potent neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani.
All women in their reproductive age and particularly those planning for a family must be necessarily vaccinated against tetanus," she was quoted in a press release issued on Wednesday.
The Boostrix vaccine has been approved for use in people aged 65 years and older to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, the FDA announced.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Boostrix vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) in people ages 65 and older.
The dose of tetanus and diphtheria, given to 13-year-old students, has been replaced by another of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis given to adults.