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I've been searching for hours (CDC website, archives and old posts here, lots of other websites) and can't find anything. All I've got is that there have only been 2 cases of neonatal tetanus since 1989.

I'm more looking for kids 5 and under, but I know that'll be hard to find. *I* know it's not common, but I'm looking for a person who wants a number on it.

And does anyone have a link to the place that breaks it down by disease and state? I had it and can't find it now. That would be helpful too. It's graph-like. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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I'm sorry, I have no answers for you, but am being pressured to give DD the tetanus shot, so I'm hopping on your thread in hopes of learning more! :

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Is this what you are looking for? That is from this.
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Is this what you are looking for? That is from this.
Interesting to me that the larger numbers (although still small, although not a good thing if it is your Dad) are in CA and TX, NY, then FL. These are areas where there are many farms and migrant workers who are probably unvax'd and working in fields where there is manure. Factor in the nature of the work, and the potential for injuries is greater than you would see in little suburban children who play Nintendo more than they play in the fields.
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Thanks for that information... very interesting.
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What I would like to know is how those wounds where treated before they went to the hospital. Did they wash them out? Did they bleed? Did they use H2O2? ect ect. Or was nothing done.

The neonatal case was due to bentonite clay on an infected cord.
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Those aren't the ones I was looking for, but those help! Thanks.

So.... are the numbers in those states the numbers of cases per year? Like Oklahoma had 1 case that year... ?? I'm totally graph-stupid in general. lol.
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I think that for the years 1998-2000 total
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I think that for the years 1998-2000 total
So for Oklahoma (using that because that is where I'm from) only 1 person got Tetanus in those 2 years?
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Ah! It does give numbers for 0-4 year olds in there! I found it. Does anyone have any more recent years though? That's only 1998-2000. Which is a starting point definitely! But I'd still like 2006 numbers if possible.
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Ah! It does give numbers for 0-4 year olds in there! I found it. Does anyone have any more recent years though? That's only 1998-2000. Which is a starting point definitely! But I'd still like 2006 numbers if possible.
If you are asking if your infant is at great risk for tetanus, I would say no.

As I look at the maps, it seems that the greatest risks are to those in areas with large farming and migrant communties. If your child is not going to be exposed to manure and injuries, you are safe in declining.

If you are thinking about doing Peace Corps or farming work in 'developing' countries, or areas where your child might be injured and not be able to receive health care, you might consider it. If you are going to fly billions of miles in a tiny plane and think you might crash on a desert island, you might consider it.

But from the map? Your kid is not likely to die of tetanus.
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there have been 9 reported cases of Tetanus this year in the united states.


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5633.pdf

look on page 864...

last year there were 41 cases.

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Interesting to me that the larger numbers (although still small, although not a good thing if it is your Dad) are in CA and TX, NY, then FL. These are areas where there are many farms and migrant workers who are probably unvax'd and working in fields where there is manure. Factor in the nature of the work, and the potential for injuries is greater than you would see in little suburban children who play Nintendo more than they play in the fields.
Also I would expect the numbers have to do with the sheer numbers you're dealing with. You're going to find a lot more people in TX, CA and NY than in North Dakota- ya know?

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