Thursday, March 07, 2019
"He was really sick and it was really difficult to watch," said Guzman-Cottrill. "He was suffering." The entire team caring for the boy found his condition agonizing, she said, adding that they also found it extraordinary to be dealing with a tetanus case in 2019. "I never thought I would see a case of severe tetanus in the United States," she said. "That was an astounding point for me."
Neither vaccination nor infection confers lifelong immunity against tetanus, which means that if this boy remains unvaccinated, he could contract tetanus again.
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