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Does tetanus develop only in a would made by a rusty, rather than a clean, object?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Any wound at risk

The development of tetanus requires a breach in the integraty of the skin(a cut) and contamination of that cut by tetanus spores.
A clean blade or object, cutting contaminated skin, or a clean wound touched by contaminated fingers, sets the stage for spores to germinate in the wound and produce tetanus.The rust is itself not important to tetanus. It is a simple marker of exposure to the elements.

In brief: Any wound at risk

The development of tetanus requires a breach in the integraty of the skin(a cut) and contamination of that cut by tetanus spores.
A clean blade or object, cutting contaminated skin, or a clean wound touched by contaminated fingers, sets the stage for spores to germinate in the wound and produce tetanus.The rust is itself not important to tetanus. It is a simple marker of exposure to the elements.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Wounds

Nope. Not at all.
Are you asking because you do not want to get a tetanus shot? In america you would have gotten a tetanus shot at age 15 if your pediatrician followed normal schedules. You would be due again at age 25, not now.

In brief: Wounds

Nope. Not at all.
Are you asking because you do not want to get a tetanus shot? In america you would have gotten a tetanus shot at age 15 if your pediatrician followed normal schedules. You would be due again at age 25, not now.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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