Tetanus (also known as lockjaw) is caused by a bacterium that enters the body through a wound such as a cut or burn.
Symptoms of lockjaw begin with muscle stiffness in the neck and jaw which can make it hard to swallow. Muscle stiffness of the arms, legs, and stomach follows along with muscle contractions and spasms so severe that bones can break.
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Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.