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Tetanus (cont.)

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"Summary of Recommendations for Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) and Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids (Td) Use Among Adolescents Aged 11-18 Years," U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The word tetanus comes from the Greek tetanos, which is derived from the term teinein, meaning to stretch.

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