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Is tetanus common with migrant workers?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Could be

Migrant workers have poor access to healthcare and may not have been immunized against tetanus.
They also may work in unsafe conditions with greater chances of injury. Thus, they are more likely be infected than those who have been immunized.

In brief: Could be

Migrant workers have poor access to healthcare and may not have been immunized against tetanus.
They also may work in unsafe conditions with greater chances of injury. Thus, they are more likely be infected than those who have been immunized.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine

In brief: It is rare in the US

Tetanus has been decreasing in this country since the use of routine vaccination.
Rates of disease are higher in people who aren't vaccinated, which is more likely in migrant workers. There are also higher rates in IV drug users. Overall there is about one case of tetanus per 100, 000 population.

In brief: It is rare in the US

Tetanus has been decreasing in this country since the use of routine vaccination.
Rates of disease are higher in people who aren't vaccinated, which is more likely in migrant workers. There are also higher rates in IV drug users. Overall there is about one case of tetanus per 100, 000 population.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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