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We are always anxious for the arrival of Spring and warmer weather which allows us to work outside! This also is the time of year when we see more opportunities for tetanus.
Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a serious but preventable disease that affects the body's muscles and nerves. It typically arises from a skin wound that becomes contaminated by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani, which is often found in soil.
Tetanus is completely preventable by active tetanus immunization. Immunization is thought to provide protection for 10 years.
Older teenagers and adults who have sustained injuries, especially puncture-type wounds, should receive booster immunization for tetanus if more than 10 years have passed since the last booster.
If a staff member has been injured outside or in any way that makes contact with soil likely, contact your health care provider regarding the possible risk for tetanus.
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