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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 106-108

A case series of clinically suspected cases of tetanus

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Y Kathyayani
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jpsic.jpsic_15_22

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Tetanus is a serious illness contracted through exposure to the spores of the bacterium, Clostridium tetani, which live in soil, saliva, dust and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cuts, wounds or burns affecting the nervous system. The infection leads to painful muscle contractions, particularly of the jaw and neck muscle, and is commonly known as “lockjaw. The disease remains an important public health problem in many parts of the world, but especially in low-income countries or districts, where immunization coverage is low and unclean birth practices are common. WHO estimates that in 2018 for which estimates are available), 25 000 newborns died from neonatal tetanus, 88% reduction from the situation in 2000. Global tetanus vaccination programs contributed to a 95% reduction in neonatal tetanus deaths in the last 30 years and continue to decrease tetanus burden.

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