One case of tetanus was reported during 2007. The case occurred in a 10-year-old white, non-Hispanic male with no history of receiving tetanus and diphtheria toxoid (Td). He had sustained a deep laceration on his right foot when running on a farm without shoes. No immediate medical attention was sought and he was hospitalized 2 weeks later for symptoms consistent with generalized tetanus. He received tetanus immune globulin (TIG) 3 days after illness onset. The case-patient received mechanical ventilation for 18 days and was hospitalized for 28 days before recovering.
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- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2007