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What is neonatal tetanus?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Affects babies <1mo
In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung(in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month.

In brief: Affects babies <1mo
In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung(in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Neonatal tetanus is an infection that can occur after birth in rural environments with non-sterile procedures.
This happens when dirt get in the umbilicus of a newborn child.

In brief: See below
Neonatal tetanus is an infection that can occur after birth in rural environments with non-sterile procedures.
This happens when dirt get in the umbilicus of a newborn child.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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