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The prevention of tetanus - the use of Human Antitetanus Immunoglobulin

Abstract

Tetanus is a preventable though rare disease. In Britain, its incidence is steadily diminishing.1 The average annual number of deaths from tetanus over the period 1960–70 was 17 compared with 45 in the period 1950–60. The disease has been notifiable since October 1968 but the number of notifications returned annually does not represent the true incidence.

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