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The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Tetanus

2. How Widespread is Tetanus?

Tetanus strikes about one million individuals annually, according to research from the Mayo Clinic. Most of those affected live in under-developed countries where immunization is not common. In North America, tetanus is extremely rare.

Cases of tetanus almost vanished from North America, and other developed counties, due to the fact that most of us received a routine tetanus vaccine. The tetanus vaccine is administered with a series of other combination vaccines—namely pertussis, polio, and diphtheria—at the age of 18 months, 2-, 4-, and 6-years of age.

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