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Tetanus - FAQs

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Frequently asked questions about Tetanus

1. Can I prevent tetanus completely?

Sometimes tetanus may occur after or in spite of active and passive immunization. Nevertheless the aim is to provide as much protection as possible.
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2. Can tetanus be caused by any other way other than wounds?

Tetanus may occur following abortion. Ear may be a rare route of entry. In Tetanus neonatorum the infection affects new born infants through the umbilical stump.

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