Tetanus Surveillance -- United States, 2001-2008

Tiwari, T.; Clark, T. A.; Messonnier, N. E.; Thomas, C. G.
April 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/1/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p365
The article reports on the spread of tetanus to people all over the U.S. from 2001 to 2008. The disease is avoidable yet can cause severe conditions or death through the toxin of Clostridium tetani, a spore-making bacillus seen in high amounts of soil and animal manure. Cases of tetanus were observed during those years through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, showing that there were 233 cases reported with a 13.2 case-fatality rate and the cases of the disease fall due to immunization and use of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines.


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