Tetanus in a central Italian region: scope for more effective prevention among unvaccinated agricultural workers.

@article{Valentino2001TetanusIA,
  title={Tetanus in a central Italian region: scope for more effective prevention among unvaccinated agricultural workers.},
  author={Matteo Valentino and Venerando Rapisarda},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={114-7}
}
In 1997, Italy had the highest number of tetanus cases in the European Union; cases in the Marches region were more numerous than in France or Germany. In a retrospective study of the patients infected in Marches in 1996-1999, subjects or relatives were interviewed to ascertain disease severity, infection mode, occupation and immunization state at the time of infection. There were 32 cases, 29 (90.6%) females and three (9.4%) males, mean age 74.65 years (SD 9.06). The raw annual incidence was 5… CONTINUE READING