Tetanus or Lockjaw

Tetanus is a serious but preventable bacterial infection which affects the nerves. It is commonly known as lockjaw. Tetanus is spread by contact with an object or surface that has been contaminated with Clostridium tetani. Transmission is most often the result of a puncture wound that provides the bacterium easy access into the body. Tetanus can cause body spasms […]


What is the 4 in 1 vaccine?

The 4 in 1 vaccine immunises against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) and Poliomyelitis (Polio). Children should be given vaccines protecting them from these diseases at 2, 4 and 6 month. A further booster shot should be given when children are between 4-5 years of age. Diphtheria is an infection caused by the […]