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World Health Organization: Tetanus​

The World Health Organization offers Tetanus resources. ​Tetanus is a non-communicable disease contracted through exposure to the spores of the bacterium, Clostridium tetani, that exists worldwide in soil and in animal intestinal tracts, and as such can contaminate many surfaces and substances. As a result of the ubiquity of the bacterium causing tetanus, the disease cannot be eradicated. Neurotoxins produced under anaerobic conditions in wounds contaminated with the bacterial spores lead to tetanus. Tetanus occurring during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of the end of pregnancy is called “maternal tetanus”, while tetanus occurring within the first 28 days of life is called “neonatal tetanus”. Type: Book Chapter Read More