Neonatal tetanus in the United States: a sentinel event in the foreign-born.

  title={Neonatal tetanus in the United States: a sentinel event in the foreign-born.},
  author={Allen S. Craig and Grant Reed and Ricky Mohon and Maureen Quick and Orville W Swarner and William L. Moore and William Schaffner},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={16 10},
BACKGROUND Neonatal tetanus occurred in a 7-day-old infant born to Mexican immigrant parents in Tennessee in February, 1995. This was the first patient with neonatal tetanus reported in the United States since 1989. METHODS We interviewed the infant's mother and physicians and reviewed the medical record. We conducted a telephone survey of 103 (17%) of the 609 licensed obstetrician/gynecologists practicing in Tennessee to assess vaccination history-taking practices during prenatal care… CONTINUE READING

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