MIAMI (AP) — A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after she fell and scraped her leg while walking on a Florida beach, her family said...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health is offering free tetanus and hepatitis A vaccinations at local health units across the state for those impacted by recent...
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep cut while playing on a farm,...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an unvaccinated Oregon boy who almost died of tetanus (all times local):
An unvaccinated Oregon boy who spent eight weeks in intensive...
No waiting after tetanus shot to hold a newborn baby
Dear Dr. Roach: About 40 years ago, I was given a tetanus shot after a large cut to my hand. Hours later, I developed a severe case of lockjaw. My lockjaw occurred around midnight. I phoned my doctor immediately and was told to take some aspirin. This worked, and I have not had any tetanus shots since. When is it safe for me to be close to a newborn?
The Galveston County Health District is making the tetanus vaccine available at no cost to those who have not received a shot within 10 years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, floodwater exposure does not increase the risk for tetanus. However, those who have not received a tetanus shot in 10 years should do so as a matter of routine health care.
More than 30 people are dead in the wake of Harvey, but the longest lasting impact of the hurricane turned tropical storm is just beginning: the public health threat.
From the bacteria, viruses, and fungi harbored in floodwaters to new breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes to a potentially staggering mental health toll inflicted on those hardest hit by Harvey, the risks are expected to be great.
Tetanus shots to be provided after Pennsylvania flooding
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State health officials have announced that tetanus shots will be provided to central Pennsylvania residents who may have been exposed to debris from recent flash flooding.
Dr. Karen Murphy, the commonwealth's health secretary, said her department was responding to requests from Lycoming and Centre counties.