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Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

...re unaware of the need to keep up with their shots, a new survey shows. For example, while 84 percent of Americans over 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a new tetanus shot every 10 years, only 49 percent of adults aged 18 to 26 know this, according to a survey commissioned by ...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

... to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood, new data show. For example, 84 percent of Americans over the age of 50 know that tetanus causes lockjaw and that they need to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. By contrast, just 49 percent of young adults aged 18 to 26 are aware of that fact, according ...

Indonesian Quake Survivors Fall Prey to Tetanus

...of Indonesia. It is a Noncommunicable disease but it spreads through direct contact //with the bacteria Clostridium tetani. It is otherwise called as lockjaw as it affects the muscles and nerves resulting in stiffness of the jaw. If not treated properly it eventually results in seizures and pneumonia. Accor...
Lockjaw in Medical Dictionary

Lockjaw

Tetanus, also called lockjaw , is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. The primary symptoms are caused by tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin produced by the Gram-positive, obligate... Lockjaw (comics), a character from Marvel Comics'...

Tetanus

...arents about Tetanus . Tetanus occurs when a certain type of bacterial infection grows in a contaminated wound. ... Tetanus (also called lockjaw or trismus) is a serious, often fatal ... Get the facts on tetanus causes (Clostridium tetani bacterial infection) ... What is the schedule f...
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