What is Tetanus?


Tetanus, or lockjaw, is a severe bacterial infection caused by Clostridium tetani. It enters the body through wounds, producing a toxin that affects the nervous system, leading to muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, and breathing problems. Tetanus is preventable with vaccination, typically administered in childhood and boosted throughout life, especially after injuries. Prompt medical treatment, including wound cleaning and tetanus vaccination, is crucial for prevention and management. #tetanusawareness #tetanusshot #tetanusvaccine