One case of tetanus was reported in 2017. A 65 year-old male, who received his last tetanus-containing vaccine in 1972, sustained a puncture wound from rusty nails in an attic.
He presented to a clinic 1 week later with malaise and jaw dysfunction. He was admitted to a hospital to receive tetanus immune globulin and was discharged within 1 day.
- For up to date information see>> Tetanus
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2017