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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?

Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?

No risk, no worry: Tetanus bacteria only cause localized infections, usually in the skin. They don't survive and are not carried "for an extended period of time". If you don't have a recent wound or skin infection, there is no possibility you have tetanus. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is tetanus caused by a bacteria?

Is tetanus caused by a bacteria?

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 more

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How can immunisation protect us from tetanus bacteria?

How can immunisation protect us from tetanus bacteria?

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 more

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How can immunisation protect us from tetanus bacteria ?

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 more

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Can you tell me how immunisation protect us from tetanus bacteria?

Can you tell me how immunisation protect us from tetanus bacteria?

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 more

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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?

Incubation phase: The listed incubation for tetanus is 3-21 days with most starting to have symptoms within 8. From your statement it appears you were likely not exposed or your initial wound care prevented it from starting. ...Read more

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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

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more