BE CAREFUL...Don't Step On Those Nails.
By Corissa Gavin
Symptoms and Causes
Treated or Cured?
In 1996 they did a study on Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. There were six hundred pregnant women included in the study. Girls fifteen to forty-nine are most likely to get Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. More than one hundred twenty-eight million women have been vaccinated.Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus is still a threat in 24 countries. Tetanus kills a newborn every eleven minutes. That is about one hundred thirty-four babies each day.
You need to get a booster every ten years, but don't get the vaccine when your'e very sick. Some of the side-effects of the vaccine include getting a fever, redness, swelling, soreness,or tenderness where the shot was given. Some of the rarer, more fatal, side-effects include lowered consciousness, long-term seizures, or permanent brain damage. The ages you need to get the vaccine are two to eighteen months, four to six years (for DTaP), eleven to eighteen years, and second or third trimesters of pregnancy(for Tdap).
Vaccine was produced in 1924 and was used in both World Wars. The tetanus vaccine prevents against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Tetanus leads to death in two out of ten cases, but is rare in the United States of America.
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