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Immunization can prevent tetanus and its severe consequences, including death and cognitive impairment in children

The risk of mortality from tetanus is high for mothers and their newborns, and up to 50% of children who do survive neonatal tetanus may have long-term cognitive impairment, according to a 2007 review.

Full Citation:
Roper MH, Vandelaer JH, Gasse FL. 2007. Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. Lancet. 370(9603).

Title of Article: Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Author(s): Roper MH, Vandelaer JH, Gasse FL

Publication Year: 2007

Publication Name: Lancet

Publication Volume: 370(9603)

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Topics: Cognition & Schooling

Disease Vaccines: Tetanus

Countries: Global