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Summary: Tetanus is a serious, acute (severe but short-lived) condition that is caused by infection with a bacterium known as Clostridium tetani. Tetanus is a serious but rare condition caused by bacteria getting into a wound. From January to December 2016, there were only four cases of tetanus in England. The number is low because an effective tetanus vaccine is given as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. Most people who get tetanus weren't vaccinated against it or didn't complete the entire vaccination schedule.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
Publication Date: October 2011
Download / Order: View online
Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 22/11/2018