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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Tetanus?

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Tetanus?

10/06/10

(HealthDay News) -- Tetanus infection can result from exposure to a life-threatening bacteria found in soil. It can enter the body through an open wound, blocking signals from the spinal cord that help control the muscles.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says you should contact a doctor at once if:

  • You have been injured while outside.
  • You have an open wound that has been exposed to soil.
  • You haven't received a tetanus booster shot within the last five years, or aren't sure when you were last vaccinated for tetanus.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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