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Daily truth bombs: #Tetanus shot. What you need to know!
There is no such thing as getting the #tetanus shot .As of 2012, the manufacturing of single tetanus shot has been discontinued. Now you get a #Tdap for adults and #DTaP for children under 7 yrs of age. 1/
The tetanus, diphteria and acellular pertussis shot contains 300-330 mcg of #aluminum depending on manufacturer. Unless you get stabbed in the toe by a rusty nail covered in cattle or horse feces you most likely don't need to panic about it. 2/
Colostridium tetani does not live on your kitchen knife or the nails you bought from the hardware store. Tetanus bacteria is anaerobic, which means it survives in areas lacking oxygen. It can not survive in oxygen-rich environment. It is important that you let the wound bleed. 3/
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"In Vakzinen mit inaktivierten Erregern und Toxoidimpfstoffen etwa gegen #Tetanus und Diphtherie setzt die Industrie als Adjuvans häufig Alumi­niumsalze ein. Die wirksamen Bestandteile des Impfstoffs sind an schwer­lösliches Aluminiumhydroxid oder -phosphat adsorbiert und werden>
> nur langsam freigesetzt. Dadurch hält der stimulierende Effekt auf das Immunsystem länger an. Das Europäische Arzneibuch begrenzt die Höchstmenge an Aluminium auf 1,25 mg pro Dosis. Zugelassene Impfstoffe enthalten nur etwa 0,125 bis 0,82 mg.

Zu den #Nebenwirkungen gehören
> lokale Reaktionen des Körpers auf das als fremd befundene Adsorbens, etwa die Bildung von Granulomen in der Subkutis. Mit aluminiumhaltigen #Adjuvanzien soll auch die makrophagische Myofasziitis (MMF) in Zusammenhang stehen. Bei dieser entzündlichen Muskelveränderung liegen im>
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1. Enters your body through wounds
2. Makes muscle contract painfully
3. Can kill in days if no treatment
4. No cure, so better to PROTECT YOURSELF!

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Tetanus is caused by a germ called Clostridium tetani.

This germ produces a dangerous #toxin that makes your muscles painfully contract on their own & become rigid.

This man had neck stiffness & lockjaw from tetanus;
Tetanus germ lives mainly inside the soil & animal feces. It lives there for years.

When it has a chance, it enter your body through:
- Wounds contaminated with soil or feces, or
- Punctures by nonsterile needles (like some injecting illegal drugs, tattooing or body piercing)
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⚠️ Attention Plant Titos and Plant Titas⚠️

Since you are handling soil please be careful in gardening. I have a patient who had #TETANUS after she had a puncture wound in her hand while gardening. #planttito #planttita

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❌ Tetanus infection is NOT caused by rust from metals.

✅ It is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. These bacteria and their spores are present everywhere, in SOIL, spit, or feces that enter the body through breaks in the skin or wounds.
✅Symptoms can vary from mild to severe which include cramps, involuntary muscle movements, muscle stiffness, fever etc. One severe symptom is difficulty breathing which may lead to death.

✅ After exposure it takes an average of 10 days before the symptoms occur.
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It is a terrible disease that enters your body through #wounds & can kill in days if nothing is done fast!

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2\. #Tetanus results from a #toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani.

This toxin makes your muscles to contract on their own (i.e. involuntarily), becoming rigid like this; Image
3\. Tetanus lives in soil & animal feces. It can live there for years. It may then enter your body through:

-#Wounds contaminated with soil or feces

-Skin #punctures by nonsterile needles (e.g. when injecting illegal drugs, #tattoo or body piercing)
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"Door jouw #ongevaccineerd #kindje loopt mijn kind gevaar"


"Jouw kindje draagt ziekte(n) met zich mee en mijn kind niet omdat deze #gevaccineerd is"

Zorgen vaccins voor een magische bubbel of schild waar virussen en bacteriën zomaar vanaf vallen?

Een #draadje volgt👇
We gebruiken hiervoor het #nederlandse #RVP en lopen stap voor stap door de verschillende vaccins..
Allereerst is er het nieuwe vaccin, die met het zwarte driehoekje…
Hepatis B

Let's go
Zie de foto's
Dit is de info van de
@who zelf :…

Difterie vaccin voorkomt geen dragerschap ....

en we gaan weer door-----> volgende is #Polio
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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More than 1 in 10 children worldwide missed out on lifesaving #vaccines such as #measles, #diphtheria and #tetanus in 2018: New data from WHO/@UNICEF…
Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with 3 doses of #diphtheria, #tetanus & #pertussis and the first dose of the #measles vaccine has stalled at around 86% - not sufficient as 95% coverage globally is needed to protect against outbreaks of #vaccine-preventable diseases
Most unvaccinated children live in the poorest countries and are disproportionately in fragile or conflict-affected states.
Almost half are in just 16 countries:
🇾🇪 #vaccination
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‘Tis the season...let’s talk about #vaccines. You’ll likely see a lot of fear-mongering & misinformation from antivaxxers in the coming weeks. Let’s fight back w/ science & facts.

Here’s a link to @CDCgov’s Vaccines & Immunizations directory:…

Are you a parent? Here is a link to @CDCgov’s handy guide to #vaccines for parents:…

For a visual guide on the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule for children from birth to age 18, look below⬇️

More on why it’s so important to vaccinate children:…

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