Neonatal tetanus in Nigeria: does it still pose a major threat to neonatal survival?

Oruamabo, R. S.
January 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2007, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses the high incidence of neonatal tetanus (NNT) in Nigeria. A detailed analysis of the disease's epidemiology suggests that the low tetanus toxoid coverage rate of Nigerian mothers is one of the main contributing factors to the disease's high incidence rate. NNT can be prevented by active immunization of the mother with tetanus vaccine during pregnancy and delivering the children in the presence of skilled medical attendants.


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