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Tetanus is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. This bacterium cannot be passed from person-to-person, but instead can be found in soil that is contaminated with animal and human feces and urine. This bacterium enters the body through cuts in the skin and produces toxins that can get into the bloodstream and may cause painful and violent muscle spasms.


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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333