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What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:05

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a disease caused by the toxin producing bacteria Clostridium tetani. C. tetani produces a powerful neurological toxin, tetanospasmin, that, in those infected, can result in painful spasms contracting the muscle. How Is Tetanus Transmitted?...

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