A member asked:

Is tetanus common in the us?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: The pattern of immunization has reduced the frequency of tetanus in the US to 40 or less cases per year. These cluster with the unimmunized or incompletely immunized populations.

Answered 12/1/2014


Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Quite rare: May be due to tetanus shots, but there is a time limitation to value, and best to re-inoculate after several years.

Answered 9/13/2017



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