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#1 Posted : 15 May 2001 11:19:00(UTC)
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Posted By Juliet Fennell
Can you please help? I need to explain the term tetanus. In relation to the disease is tetanus the result of bacteria, micro organisims or what entering the body. What are the symptoms of the disease and how long before it can become fatal? Any help is appreciated, Juliet
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#2 Posted : 15 May 2001 11:25:00(UTC)
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Posted By Mark Preston
This should help

http://www.nfid.org/factsheets/tetanusadult.html

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#3 Posted : 15 May 2001 13:12:00(UTC)
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Posted By Ken Taylor
In short, Tetanus is induced by the toxin of Tetanus bacilli which grow anaerobically at the site of penetration wounds. The spores are present in soil. It's not spread from person to person.
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#4 Posted : 16 May 2001 05:00:00(UTC)
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Posted By Ken Urquhart
Juliet.

Look also at www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as30.htm
This is a leaflet guide on COSHH for Forestry but has a section on, amongst other things, TETANUS, and may be of help.
It is printable as a document from the HSE site.
Regards.
Ken Urquhart
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