Jawlock Research Paper

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Jawlock, also called Tetanus, is distinct among other diseases prevented by vaccination because it cannot be transferred from person to person like rabies. You can’t receive Tetanus from someone who has it, therefore it is not contagious. Tetanus happens when someone gets a dirty cut that contains a bacteria called Clostridium tetani. The spores in this bacteria grow into a strong toxic called tetanospasmin that damages your muscles and causes stiffness leading to Tetanus. The incubation time can be anywhere from 24 hours to months depending on the cut; but the standard time is 7–10 days. The location of the injury affects the incubation time, if the wound is further from the central nervous system, then the incubation period will be longer. The yearly number of deaths caused by tetanus is 800,000 to 1,000,000. The US brand name for the Tetanus shot is Pediarix. It is a active immunization vaccine to prevent Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diphtheria. Artificial immunity can be acquired by vaccination. According to to CDC artificial immunity can be described in terms of active versus passive. Passive immunity commonly involves a transfusion of antibodies (antibodies are a Y-shaped protein created by the immune system to offset pathogens) designed to destroy an infectious agent (an infectious agent is a microorganism that invades…show more content…
The first step is to identify the beginning of the infection. This means cleaning the injury and getting rid of unhealthy tissue through surgery and killing the tetanus bacteria and taking antibiotics. Next counteract the infection with TIG (tetanus immune globulin), which contains tetanus antibodies from donated blood that can be injected into the body to neutralize toxin that is still outside the central nervous system. Reducing the effects of Tetanus already inside the nervous system. The Tetanus infection is irreversible and recovery requires the growth of new nerve which can take several
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