Tetanus is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. Infection generally occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound.

Disease trivia: Humans are afraid of disease Tetanus
Disease trivia: Humans are afraid of disease Tetanus

As the infection progresses, muscle spasms develop in the jaw (thus the name “lockjaw”) and elsewhere in the body.

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