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Tetanus. By: Yvonne Wu- 2 nd. What is it?. Infection of the nervous system Deadly bacteria: Clostridium tetani Lives in soil, dirt, saliva, and dust Through deep wound/cut. How dangerous is it?. Tetanus is avoidable! Take care of it, or suffer the consequences!

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tetanus

Tetanus

By: Yvonne Wu- 2nd

what is it
What is it?
  • Infection of the nervous system
  • Deadly bacteria: Clostridium tetani
  • Lives in soil, dirt, saliva, and dust
  • Through deep wound/cut
how dangerous is it
How dangerous is it?

Tetanus is avoidable!

Take care of it, or suffer the consequences!

High fatality rate! 10% of reported cases

Rate: 8

what happens
What happens?
  • Enters wound/cut
  • Burns or broken skin
  • Unleashes poison-tetanospasm
  • Contaminated wound-bacteria multiplies
and then what happens
…and then what happens?
  • Jaw muscles tighten, “Lockjaw”
  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Painful muscle stiffness
  • Spasm of vocal chords
  • Muscle spasms
  • Break in bones
  • Death
i don t want this
I don’t want this!

Victims?

How to avoid!

  • EVERYONE!
  • Both children and adults can be effected
  • Go get vaccinated!
  • Tetanus booster every 10 years
references
References
  • http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4220.pdf
  • http://www.cdc.gov/tetanus/about/symptoms-complications.html
  • http://www.medicinenet.com/tetanus/article.htm
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tetanus.html