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Tetanus

Case definition

Confirmed case


Clinical illness without other apparent medical cause, with or without isolation of Clostridium tetani, and with or without history of injury.

Definition of clinical illness

Clinical illness is characterized by acute onset of hypertonia and/or painful muscular contractions (usually of the muscles of the jaw and neck), and generalized muscle spasms without other apparent medical cause.

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