Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies

Current recommendations for treatment of tetanus during humanitarian emergencies

WHO technical note

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: January 2010
Languages: English, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GAR/DCE/2010.2

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Overview

The purpose of this technical note is to provide health professionals in United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies and local authorities working with populations affected by emergencies with up-to-date technical guidance on the clinical management of tetanus in emergency-affected populations, particularly following natural disasters.