Tetanus

Tetanus (lockjaw) is caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. The spores are commonly found in soil, dust and feces. A person can become infected with tetanus when the spores enter the body through broken skin such as a puncture wound, cut, animal bite or burn. Tetanus is characterized by muscle spasms, seizures, fever and may result in death. In Ontario, a vaccine series to prevent tetanus is started in infancy with booster doses throughout life.

To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

 

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PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic

This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide. 

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Updated 1 May 2019