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14 Jul 2010

Hi can u please explain the symptons of Tetanus? and how do u contract it? regards...susan
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Susan
Tetanus is caused by a bacteria that lives in soil and you can become sick if the bacteria enters the body via dirty wounds, animal bites or splinters. Tetanus results in severe, uncontrollable muscle spasms. The spasms may cause clenching of the jaw ("lockjaw") In severe cases, the muscles used to breathe can go into spasm, causing a lack of oxygen to the brain and other organs that may possibly lead to death.
Dr Bets
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