Areas Of Spread Of Tetanus Infection In The Body?
Hello, I have a question about tetanus. Actually, which part of the human body does this tetanus? thank you
Hello Yulinda, Thank you for the question.
Tetanus is an infection caused by the Clostridium tetani bacteria which attacks the body's nerves which then causes muscle stiffness / spasms. These bacteria enter the human body through dirty wounds such as wounds caused by collisions, nail cuts, animal bites, and so on.
These bacteria live outside the body in the form of spores. These spores can enter the human body and multiply and release toxins (neurotoxins) that attack nerves. This impaired nerve function can lead to muscle stiffness in the jaw and neck which causes the jaw to lock, difficulty swallowing, and muscle stiffness in the stomach and back.
Tetanus can be prevented by giving tetanus vaccine. Tetanus vaccination is one of the mandatory vaccinations for children. In addition, to prevent tetanus, you will usually be given the tetanus vaccine again if you have dirty wounds and your vaccination status is incomplete or unknown. Therefore, if you have a dirty wound, you should immediately seek medical help so that wound care can be carried out and a tetanus vaccination can be given by a doctor. If you have children, make sure your child gets the tetanus vaccination according to the recommended schedule.
Hope this information helps.