According to Wikipedia, tetanus is a bacterial infection of the nervous system, first described by Dr. John C. Walker in 1835. It’s the most common bacterial disease in the U.S. and affects children, adults, and the elderly.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) has found that the incidence of tetanus is actually rising in the U.S. It’s actually a relatively new disease since the first one was identified in the 1940s.
So why is it that most people don’t know about tetanus, or at least what it looks like? Well, for one thing, it is quite rare. It is also very deadly. In fact, the CDC says that most people who develop the disease do so in the 1st three years of their lives.
Tetanus is one of those diseases that is really easy to avoid, but also so contagious that its very hard to catch. And that is part of the reason why there is a vaccine which can be had free from the CDC. I am a big believer in vaccines. But there is a big question that comes along with a tetanus shot. Is it worth the risk? The CDC says that a tetanus shot is 99% effective, but that is still a very high percentage.
The shot is 99% effective when you have full immunity you can almost always catch the disease. But, the fact is that the vaccine can only be given to people over age 60, so those who are younger who may not have immunity or who may have other health issues that may make them a less likely candidates for the shot, are usually left out.
Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable disease. So you don’t always need to get the shot. The shot is 99 effective as long as you have full immunity to the disease. But this can be more expensive than just letting the shot run its course. If you’re younger and healthy, there are other ways to get the shot from the clinic.
There are some people that have the shot, but not everyone who undergoes the shot develops full immunity to the disease. As a result, a few people who are older and who have other health issues, or who have not had a tetanus shot before, can still get a tetanus shot. This is why it is important to get to know the process of getting the shot and the benefits of it, especially if you are older.
I was recently reminded of this when I read an article about an older woman who was treated for tetanus, but who was given a tetanus vaccine (against tetanus) despite having a low antibody level. The woman was an immunodeficient, and her immunity level was low enough that she developed tetanus, but she had not been exposed to the disease before. She was lucky. The article said she had never had any tetanus vaccine before.
The article goes on to say that a tetanus vaccine is given because it’s recommended for people 65 years of age and over. In general, the vaccine should be given to women only. Tetanus is rare before the age of 65, but it is becoming more common for older people. One of the primary reasons tetanus is more common is with people with chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart-related conditions. In some cases, it also occurs because of the flu virus.
The article goes on to mention the link between tetanus and cancer. In general, tetanus is more common in older people because of the chronic conditions that lead to more illness. When you’re older you have the same risk factors as people that are younger, but you also have the same susceptibility to the tetanus that people that are younger have.