One case of tetanus was reported in 2018. A 17 year-old unvaccinated male stepped on a nail at a construction site 12 days before he presented to a clinic. He developed spasms in his jaw, a stiff neck, fever, and general muscle spasms. He received tetanus immune globulin at a clinic and was then admitted to a hospital. After 3 days hospitalization, his fever and neck pain resolved but he still had peripheral muscle spasms. The case’s mother refused to have him receive a tetanus-containing vaccine prior to discharge.
- For up to date information see>> Tetanus
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2018