The Story of Tetanus

The Story of Tetanus
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How tetanus grows and infects people.

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  • Clostridium Tetani grows in the soil of a farm in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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  • The Clostridium Tetani migrates from the soil and dust to a rusty nail in a village.
  • An unvaccinated person named Azubuike accidently steps on said infected and rusty nail and becomes infected with Tetanus.
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  • Azubuike then proceeds to experience spasms in the muscles and jaw. His son, Imamu, is scared for his father.
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  • Fortunately for Azubaike, he was able to get the proper medical attention. The emergency doctor was able to give him certain antibiotics and vaccinations to ease his spasms but as there isn’t a cure, he just needs to stay alive.
  • Within the next 10 months, new nerve endings would grow and replace the infected ones, allowing Azubaike to stay alive and play with Imamu.
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