TETANUS Synonyms: Lockjaw (Trismus

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Definition: - An acute often fatal disease of the nervous systems that is caused by nerve toxins produced by bacterium “Clostridium tetani” Etiology:  Causative agent - Clostridium tetani   Mode of Transmission Infection acquired by contamination of wounds with tetanus spores. Transmitted by direct contact of soil contaminated with animal or human Not transmitted from person to person. Incubation Period