CDC finds people with diabetes are more likely to die of tetanus

03/31/2011 | HealthDay News

The CDC said there were 233 reported cases of tetanus or lockjaw in the U.S. from 2001 to 2008, and that 13.2% of 197 people who had known outcomes died. People older than 65, those with diabetes and those who weren't immunized or had outdated vaccinations were most likely to die of tetanus, according to data published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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