Woah, I'm not feeling so good. I'm beginning to sweat, I have a fever, and my heart is beating so fast. I feel stiffness in my jaw and neck muscles as well.
Ok Google, what are symptoms of tetanus?!
Symptoms of tetanus include; painful body spasms, difficulty swallowing, fever, sweating, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and stiffness in your neck muscles, abdominal muscles, and jaw muscles.
Oh no! I think I've been infected by tetanus. I need to go to the hospital now!
I think I might have been infected by tetanus and I don't remember if I have had the vaccination...
Okay, the way that the infection can be diagnosed is through a physical examination and by checking your immunization history.
I'm sorry to tell you that you have tetanus. Tetanus is a rod-shaped bacterium that grows from clostridium. It is an acute disease and is often fatal. Clostridium tetani is found in soil but in your case, the puncture from the rusty nail created the toxins which caused tetanus.
I am going to give you antibiotics as your form of treatment, since you have never had the vaccination.