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Tetanus

Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium tetani, the spores of which are widespread in the environment.

The incubation period between exposure to the bacteria and development of the initial symptoms of tetanus ranges from two days to two months, but it's commonly within 14 days of injury.