TRAVEL & IMMUNISATION CLINIC

TETANUS

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable disease caused by a toxin produced by bacteria called Clostridium tetani. Tetanus spores are found in soil throughout the world. The disease is acquired when material containing these spores, such as soil, contaminates a wound. The toxin released from the bacteria may then attack the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. Tetanus is not spread by person to person contact.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Generalised tetanus is responsible for most cases; this is associated with intense, painful contraction and spasm of skeletal muscles. It usually causes lockjaw (trismus) characterised by facial muscles spasm.

 

  • Other symptoms include: a stiff neck, forceful arching of the back, abnormal breathing and difficulty swallowing.

 

  • Even with intensive medical support, death occurs in 10 to 20 percent of cases.

Locations

Tetanus is found worldwide, but is more common in resource-poor countries with low vaccine coverage.

Prevention

All travellers should be up to date with their vaccinations.

Nisha Berry MRPharmS IP

Nisha is a highly experienced clinical pharmacist, with extra qualifications in travel-vaccinations. She completed her degree at the University of Aston, and has since worked at and managed a variety of busy community pharmacies across London and Essex. She has also completed her post-graduate training and is a qualified independent prescriber.
Nisha is the clinic lead for our Travel Clinic, and she will be responsible for the prescription and delivery of all vaccinations.

WHAT WILL WE PROVIDE

Free Consultation and Travel Advice with an experienced Pharmacist

A Comprehensive Range of Vaccinations and Aftercare

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