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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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"We should bring up children free from diseases by vaccinating against Diphtheria and Tetanus," he added.
Tetanus is one of those illnesses that no one wants.
Neonatal tetanus, a non-communicable and preventable cause of mortality and morbidity has been an important public health challenge worldwide1.
"You take antibiotic after you acquire wounds or cuts to prevent tetanus.They also must make sure that their wounds are properly cleaned," he maintained.
Tetanus immune globulin (3,000 units) and diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) were administered for presumed tetanus.
Methods: The prospective observational study was conducted at The Children's Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 2012 to December 2014, and comprised children aged between 1 month and 15 years of either gender admitted with diagnosis of tetanus. Variables recorded included age, gender, vaccination status in terms of number of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine doses received per routine infant immunisation and booster doses of tetanus toxoid, risk factors as trauma, ear discharge, ear prick and duration of hospitalisation and outcome.
Biopharmaceutical company Sanofi reported on Monday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for the expanded use of Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include the repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
Global Banking News-January 15, 2019-Sanofi wins US FDA approval for expanded repeat vaccination of Adacel against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis
M2 PHARMA-January 15, 2019-Sanofi wins US FDA approval for expanded repeat vaccination of Adacel against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis
The Department of Health (DOH) has warned the public anew against the threat of tetanus infection especially to those who sustained even a minor firecracker blast or burn injury.
UNICEF Health specialist, Mr Hilary Ozoh, has decried the low-level public awareness of the deadly Maternal Neonatal Tetanus disease (MNT) ahead of the Oct 18, commencement of 2018 MNT elimination campaign.
MULTAN -- Mahnoor Fatima, who was allegedly subjected to torture by a seminary teacher a week ago, probably' died of tetanus at Nishtar hospital, says initial inquiry report.
Your mind races: Do dogs get tetanus? Should your dog get a tetanus shot now?
Background and Objective: Tetanus is a potentially fatal but preventable disease.