Guidance

Tetanus: advice for health professionals

Guidance on the diagnosis, treatment and public health management of cases of tetanus.

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Tetanus: information for health professionals

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Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic spore-forming bacillus. Tetanus spores can be present in the gastrointestinal tract and faeces of horses and other animals.

Published 16 March 2013