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What are tetanus shots for?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Prevent tetanus

Tetanus is a germ that exists all around us.
It's spores spread the germs and can enter any break in the skin.A classical risky wound would be from a rusty nail or garden implement.The germ spores enter the wound and fester into an infection.Over time the germs begin to make a neurotoxin that enters the blood and causes the symptoms of tetanus. A simple tetanus shot, protects people from this toxin

In brief: Prevent tetanus

Tetanus is a germ that exists all around us.
It's spores spread the germs and can enter any break in the skin.A classical risky wound would be from a rusty nail or garden implement.The germ spores enter the wound and fester into an infection.Over time the germs begin to make a neurotoxin that enters the blood and causes the symptoms of tetanus. A simple tetanus shot, protects people from this toxin
Dr. James Ferguson
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