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Tetanus (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Robert N Bilkovski, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Regional Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

REFERENCE:

Tiwari, T., T. Clark, and N. Messonnier. "Tetanus Surveillance -- United States, 2001-2008." MMWR 60.12 (2011): 365-369.


Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2011

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