What Causes Tetanus?

 The toxin inTetanus leads to stiffness in the jaw muscles as well as other muscles in the body. The infection can make you have severe muscle spasms, serious breathing difficulties, and can ultimately be fatal. When Clostridium tetani enter the body they multiply really fast and release tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin (it's a poison that affects the nervous system). When tetanospasmin enters the bloodstream it  spreads really fast around the body, causing tetanus symptoms. Tetanospasmin interferes with the signals sent from the brain to the nerves in the spinal cord, and then on to the muscles, causing muscle spasms and stiffness. 

  • Bloody Stools
  • diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)