Tetanus in Italy 2001-2010: a continuing threat in older adults.

  title={Tetanus in Italy 2001-2010: a continuing threat in older adults.},
  author={Antonietta Filia and Antonino Di Bella and Christina von Hunolstein and Antonella Pinto and Giovanna Alfarone and Silvia Declich and Maria Cristina Rota},
  volume={32 6},
Despite being a completely preventable disease, tetanus cases continue to occur in Italy and notification and hospitalization rates have been reported to be higher with respect to European and other industrialized countries. We examined statutory notification, hospitalization, mortality and seroprevalence data to describe tetanus epidemiology in Italy from 2001 to 2010. A total of 594 tetanus cases were notified, with an average annual incidence of 1.0/1,000,000 population. Most cases were… CONTINUE READING