Holding A Tetanus Wound, Can It Be Infected?
Morning, I accidentally touched the wound of a tetanus sufferer, I washed my hands immediately after that, but is there a risk of contracting and should be given Ats serum?
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Tetanus is a disease caused by bacterial infection of Clostridium tetani. Kumantetanus is usually found on the surface of the soil, human feces, or animal feces. Tetanus bacteria can release toxins or toxins that will damage the nerves and disrupt the work of human muscles. Symptoms of tetanus can appear 4-21 days after being infected with germs which, among others, cause:
Difficulty in opening your mouth
Tension and stiffness in the jaw muscles
Stiff on the affected muscles throughout the body
Usually a person can get this disease if they are punctured by a nail or needle, a traffic accident, burned, or bitten by an animal. Contact with a tetanus sufferer or holding a tetanus wound will generally not cause the risk of contracting it. If indeed you experience complaints like the above then you can consult a neurologist. You are also advised to vaccinate for tetanus if you have never received a tetanus vaccine.
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