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Is Tetanus A Virus Or Bacteria
Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?
Yes: Tetanus is triggered by invasion of a wound by spores (egg like structures) of a bacteria called clostridium tetani.The bacteria germinates and begins to produce a toxin that may remain localized or spread thru the body. This toxin produces the symptoms of tetanus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DTaP Does: The childhood immunization will protect your child against Tetanus as DPat shots given at 2-4-6 months,and at 15-18 months and a booster at4-6 years of age will protect your child againsy TETANUS/DIPTHERIA/PERTUSSIS(WhoopingCoough) Get your children Immunised ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can&It does: It does protect against Tetanus by getting immnised by Teatnus vaccine.Tetanus vaccine is available as a combination vaccine with Diptheria and whooping cough DPT or TDaP or just with Diptheria DT Immunisation starts at 2 months age and given in a series of 5 shots and a booster every 10 years It protects against Tetanus by producing Antibodies whitch gives you the protection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibody protection: Active immunization stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that protect you from the rep disease in this case tetanus spores in soil, if wounds get contaminated. In effect the body's immune system reacts to the vaccine like the real disease and protects you for the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get a tetanus shot every 5 years instead of 10 years in case of any wound that could expose me to tetanus bacteria?
Its been 17 days since I was bitten by my cat there has been no sign of infection . Didnt have tetanus shot until a wk later . If I had the tetanus bacteria would it have shown signs by now?
I was bitten by my cat about 17 days ago. Didnt get a tetanus shot until about 1&1/2 wks. Later the site looks fine. But im having burning. And discomfort in my spine. Do you think it could be the tetanus bacteria.?
Unlikely, but...: If you had any prior tetanus vaccines, the odds of contracting tetanus is slim. But, if you are having spasms & stiffness in your jaw muscles, neck muscles, or abdominal muscles; or, if you're having difficulty swallowing--this would be worrisome. Painful body spasms, lasting for several minutes, triggered by minor occurrences, such as a draft, loud noise, physical touch or light, then beware. ...Read more
Can someone that is infected with the tetanus bacteria, be treated if it is progressed moderately and is tetanus disease slow growing or rapid. Is there a blood test to detect tetanus to see if you are infected? The last time I had a tetanus shot was 26
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