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noun as in lockjaw

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They include polio, smallpox, measles, tetanus, and rubella among others.

It has a history of successful, large-scale immunization programs for diseases like polio and tetanus, first-rate scientists, highly trained doctors and powerful networks of community health workers.

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Since the 1980s, millions of pregnant women have been administered vaccines to help protect their unborn in the womb from tetanus, and, more recently, from pertussis and flu.

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For some other diseases, vaccines are known to prompt a more protective immune response than the actual infection, including HPV and tetanus.

Gunner was treated for a small wound to the stomach but is otherwise fine, while Wilbanks received a tetanus shot and will keep his pet on a leash and farther away from the water from now on.


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