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Tetanus

Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. Caused by Clostridium tetani, it generally enters the body through a deep wound in the s… (See Below for Full Description)
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Tetanus is a very serious, potentially fatal disease that typically occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. Caused by Clostridium tetani, it generally enters the body through a deep wound in the skin, such as a puncture caused by stepping on a nail. While rare in the United States and other developed countries, tetanus kills approximately 300,000 people a year worldwide. Tetanus describes the characteristics of the disease, which includes powerful muscle contractions and a form of paralysis called lockjaw, and details its prevention and treatment. The historical background of the disease and the future trends of treatment and prevention are also covered. A better understanding of tetanus can help everyone take steps to make this disease even less common.

Chapters include:
  • What Is Tetanus?
  • Tetanus in History
  • How Is Tetanus Treated?
  • How Is Tetanus Prevented?
  • Future Prospects Regarding Tetanus.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9711-3
ISBN-10 791097110
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0172-9
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
Author Patrick Guilfoile, Ph.D.
Publication Date 2/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further resources. Glossary. Endnotes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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