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Why does rust cause tetanus?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not the rust

It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails.
It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in the relatively low oxygen environment of a puncture wound.

In brief: Not the rust

It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails.
It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in the relatively low oxygen environment of a puncture wound.
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