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Why Get Your Tetanus Shot?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Tetanus is caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani 00:21

  2. Once the endospore enters and oxygen-free environment, its starts to replicate and release toxins that enter your nervous system. 00:38

  3. As the disease progresses, it can cause opisthotonos, where the back and neck muscles spasm, sometimes breaking bones in the process. 01:13