Preventing and treating tetanus

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7381.117 (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:117

Tetanus: the role of cow dung

The first step taken in reducing the very high incidence of tetanus
in Zulu neonates was to teach mothers not to put cow dung on the severed
umbilical cord after their babies had been born.

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18 January 2003
Richard G Fiddian-Green