• The number of deaths from tetanus dropped from 79,000 in 1990, to less than 500 in 2013 and 2014. (wikipedia.org)
  • Or see your doctor about a tetanus booster for any wound - especially if it might have been contaminated with dirt, animal feces or manure - if you haven't had a booster shot within the past 10 years or aren't sure of when you were last vaccinated. (mayoclinic.org)
  • This page offers comprehensive information about tetanus vaccines and other educational tools. (cdc.gov)
  • Tetanus vaccines can cause minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue, or discomfort. (cdc.gov)
  • In total, these five vaccines provide adequate protection against tetanus for a lifetime. (news-medical.net)
  • Tetanus is different from other vaccine-preventable diseases because it does not spread from person to person. (cdc.gov)
  • Tetanus is completely preventable by being immunized (vaccinated). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Tetanus occurs in all parts of the world but is most frequent in hot and wet climates where the soil contains a lot of organic matter. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the spore form, C tetani can remain inactive in the soil. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects your nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles. (smore.com)
  • The death rate for newborns with untreated tetanus is even higher. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Tetanus was first documented by Hippocrates , and records dating back to the 5th century BCE document countless distinctive clinical observations of the disease . (factbites.com)
  • Patients with tetanus are hospitalized in an intensive care unit until it is clear that the progression of the disease has stabilized at a level that does not interfere with vital functions, and that therapy can be managed outside the unit. (factbites.com)
  • In the light of our concept, we studied tetanus pathogenesis in an effort to explain the classically emphasized separation between the so called small and big animal disease. (chestofbooks.com)
  • Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and can threaten your life. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Animals affected with tetanus should be placed in a dark and quiet area, and be given chlorpromazine daily (total of 100 mg divided up in several doses given over several days. (purdue.edu)
  • The national health programme was started in 1983 by the Government of India, when all pregnant women were given two doses of tetanus vaccine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Typical signs of tetanus include an increase in body temperature by 2-4° celsius, diaphoresis (excessive sweating), an elevated blood pressure, and an episodic rapid heart rate. (factbites.com)
  • the antitoxin activity of 0.3094 mg of standard tetanus antitoxin. (drugs.com)
  • Tetanus is an illness that can occur after an injury with a contaminated object. (cdc.gov)
  • No one likes shots , but getting tetanus is more painful and long lasting than a shot. (kidshealth.org)