Tetanus

Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the spore-forming bacterium Clostridium tetani. Tetanus is unique among the vaccine preventable diseases in that it is not communicable. Disease occurs when the ubiquitous C. tetani spores are introduced into the hypo-aerobic conditions of devitalized tissue and puncture wounds, where they germinate and produce a neurotoxin. The inactivated toxin, termed tetanus toxoid, effectively induces antibody production and vaccines became commercially available already in 1938.

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Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019

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Tetanus - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Tetanus - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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Tetanus - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]

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Vaccine-preventable diseases - Annual epidemiological report for 2012

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Video on vaccination: Fighting tetanus

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Strengthening screening for infectious diseases and vaccination among migrants in Europe: What is needed to close the implementation gaps?

Jan 2021

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Why we need more collaboration in Europe to enhance post-marketing surveillance of vaccines

Dec 2020

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Children Immunization App (CIMA) among Syrian refugees in Zaatari Camp, Jordan: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled pilot trial intervention study

Oct 2019

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Why we need more collaboration in Europe to enhance post-marketing surveillance of vaccines

Oct 2019

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Immunisation of migrants in EU/EEA countries: Policies and practices

Jan 2019

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