(1) Sometimes, the first and only sign of tetanus is a spasm of the muscles nearest to the infected wound.(2) If you haven't been vaccinated at all against tetanus and diphtheria then you do need a primary course of three doses and then followed up with two booster doses ten years apart.(3) Use of the DTaP vaccine has virtually eliminated diphtheria and tetanus in childhood and has markedly reduced the number of pertussis cases.(4) For several bacterial diseases, such as diphtheria and tetanus , physicians can prevent the illness by immunizing people against the microbes' toxins.(5) As we normally use our muscles, the individual fibers go into tetanus for brief periods rather than simply undergoing single twitches.(6) So I dutifully checked my vaccinations were up-to-date - typhoid, tetanus , hepatitis A and all the rest - and resigned myself to six weeks of malaria tablets.(7) At 50 shocks per second, the muscle goes into the smooth, sustained contraction of tetanus .(8) Many vaccines are given in childhood, but adults still need to be routinely vaccinated to prevent some illnesses, such as tetanus and influenza.(9) For nearly 50 years Australian babies have been routinely vaccinated against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus .(10) Processed plasma is also used to help produce stronger antibodies against diseases like tetanus , hepatitis, chickenpox and rabies.(11) Her patients ranged from the poorest of the poor to the wife and daughter of a Maharaja, and she dealt with cases of tetanus , rabies, malaria, and cholera, as well as more routine medicine and surgery.(12) Farm animals are guarded against anthrax, tetanus , and other disease by antibiotics or vaccines developed by animal based research.(13) We are equipped with antitoxin and a vaccine to prevent the disease, yet tetanus continues to be a major public health problem throughout much of the developing world.(14) As part of the preparation, everybody on the recovery team was vaccinated against diseases, such as hepatitis B and tetanus .(15) The bacteria that causes tetanus can be found in dirt, potting soil, and manure, and can enter the body through any simple wound.(16) The onset kinetics of this slow signal were slightly modified in nominally calcium-free medium, as were both the frequency and number of pulses during tetanus .