Tetanus is a very dangerous disease that can cause you lots of harm, so read more to learn the symptoms, causes, treatments, and ways to prevent it. According to WebMD, tetanus is a bacterial disease marked by rigidly spasms of muscles. It is caused by the toxin of a common bacteria Clostridium tetani. If bacterial spores enter a wound that penetrates the skin and extends deeper than oxygen can reach, they germinate and produce a toxin that enters the bloodstream. Tetanus is not contagious from person to person. This can come from and animal bite or a germ in certain soil. Some symptoms are,
Some of the causes of Tetanus according to Center for Disease Control, Bacterial spores enter the body by way of animal or insect bites, surgical wounds, needle injection, burns, splinters, ulcers, and tetanie causes it by living in soil.The bacteria that causes tetanus are found in soil. They get into the body through a puncture of the skin. A person can also be infected after a burn or an animal bite.

According to Center for Disease Control if you get tetanus go to the hospital immediately. Even if you go to the hospital, it is almost sure that you will die. You will need to be admitted to the ICU (intensive care unit) and you will also need to rest for a very long time.
There are not a lot of treatments, but if you get Tetanus, you need to rest and go to the hospital immediately. Some important facts are:
  • It is very a dangerous disease that can cause extensive harm to your body.
  • It can cause breathing problems and paralysis (unable to move parts of the body).
  • Muscle spasms can be strong enough to break a persons spine or other bones. It can take months to recover from Tetanus.
  • As many as 1 out of 5 people who have Tetanus die.
We could not find any information on how the immune system fights back. We do know that tetanus spores germinate in the wound. The cells then reproduce and they start growing bigger. Symptoms start as the cells incubate and grow.

Some ways to prevent tetanus are: