Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 23rd, 2003
"Since a nationwide childhood vaccination with tetanus toxoid, tetanus has become a rare disease in Korea. However, we recently experienced 17 cases of adult tetanus in a university hospital during a 21-month period. Seventy percent of the patients were female, and the mean age was 63 years (range, 29-87)," scientists writing in the Journal of Korean Medical Science report.
"The majority (88.2%) of the patients did not get primary vaccinations for tetanus and decennial tetanus-diphtheria toxoid booster," said Dong Hyeon Shin and collaborators at Chonnam National...
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