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1. The risk of tetanus is universal. It is particularly high in the developing countries and is a major cause of neonatal death in many of these areas.
2. The most effective and durable protection against tetanus is by active immunization with adsorbed toxoid. Prophylactic measures given at the time of injury to non-immunized patients cannot be guaranteed to offer protection.
3. Readily detectable and easily preservable information about the vaccination status of individuals is essential (e.g., identity documents, driving licenses).
4. Neonatal tetanus is preventable by active immunization of the mother before or during the first
Prevention of Tetanus: Guide Lines for the Medical Profession Regarding the Prevention of Tetanus. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1079–1080. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1079
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1079-1080.
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