Validation of elimination: maternal and neonatal tetanus – Uganda, 2011.

@article{2011ValidationOE,
  title={Validation of elimination: maternal and neonatal tetanus – Uganda, 2011.},
  author={},
  journal={Releve epidemiologique hebdomadaire},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 50},
  pages={565-75}
}
  • Published 2011 in Releve epidemiologique hebdomadaire
Neonatal tetanus (NT) is tetanus that occurs during the first 4 weeks of life. Clostridium tetani bacteria introduced into umbilical-stump tissue during or after delivery, or occasionally at the site of traditional surgery, produce a neurotoxin that blocks inhibitory neurons in the central nervous system; this leads to motorneuron hyperactivity, with… CONTINUE READING