Type of micro-organism:

Bacilli (bacillus)
Other Example: Anthrax, Tuberculosis

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Transmission of the disease:

People often get tetanus when a germ called Clostridium tetani enters the body (Tetanus). After that, tetanus will produce a poison called tetanus toxin.
Soil, dust, manure are where tetanus’s germ can possibly live in.
Tetanus does not transfer from a person to another.

Signs and symptoms:

After the tetanus germ gets into the body from about three days to three weeks, muscles become very stiff and go into painful spasms. A few weeks later, spasms can rack the body, which look like fits.
The person may stop breathing, their heart beat and blood pressure can become disturbed.

Prevention and/or treatment:

Immunisation is the best way we can do to prevent tetanus.Checking with doctor or family if you have any strange symptoms.
The vaccine is called tetanus toxoid. This vaccine is similar to most of the other vaccine. It makes the body learn how to recognise and attack this toxin. Making antibodies to it.

When the real toxin enters the human body. The antibodies will destroy it before it can probability cause any harm.
(Northern Rivers Division of General Practice)


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