Tetanus (Locked Jaw)
What is Tetanus?
Tetanus (locked jaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow.
How is Tetanus transmitted?
Infection generally occurs through wound contamination by spores of Clostridium tetani and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound. Tetanus is not transmitted from person to person.
Why should I take the Tetanus vaccination?
Death occurs in about 10-20% of Tetanus cases, with the highest rates occurring among older people. Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination. We recommend vaccination to anyone who has not taken it.
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Types of Infections
- Adult Immunisation
- Antibiotic Therapy
- Bloodstream Infections
- Bone and Joint Infections
- Central Nervous System (CNS) infections
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Dengue Fever
- Fever (Pyrexia) Of Unknown Origin
- Fungal Infection
- HIV Infection / AIDS
- Infection In Implants And Devices
- Infections Associated With Organ Transplants
- Infections In Pregnancy
- Infections Related To Impaired Immunity
- Infective Endocarditis
- Latent Tuberculosis
- Mycoplasma Infections
- Parasitic Infections
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Travel Related Illnesses With A Focus On Infections
- Tropical Infections
- Typhoid Fever & Paratyphoid Fever
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Viral Infections