Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. Tetanus causes severe muscle spasms and can be fatal. The bacteria live in soil, dust and animal faeces. Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination.


For further information and immunisation recommendations please refer to MVEC’s new immunisation reference page: टेटनस प्रवण घाव प्रबंधन