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Is tetanus genetic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Susceptability to tetanus is more or less universal. The spores(egg) of the germ begins to grow in a wound and produce a toxin that circulates in the blood. Where the toxin goes it begins to interfere with the nervous system.
Dr. Mahmood Khichi
Pediatric Critical Care 31 years experience
No: It is a disease caused by a bacteria in an nonvaccinated individual, by a dirty wound.

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