Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


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The tetanus vaccine works by _____.

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1. Which of the following symptoms is NOT caused by tetanus?

2. Tetanospasmin is also known as the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about the bacteria that causes the disease tetanus. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the tetanus vaccine and the effects of untreated tetanus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Tetanus vaccine composition
  • Side effects of tetanus
  • Tetanospasmin
  • Where A-B toxin from tetanus comes from
  • Clostridium tetani

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related tetanus lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Clostridium tetani and tetanospasmin
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the side effects of the tetanus disease

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to tetanus, read through the brief lesson called Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what tetanus disease is and how it is caused
  • Understand characteristics of clostridium tetani
  • Recall what tetanospasmin is and the side effects it can cause
  • Review the treatment options for tetanus and the ways tetanus is prevented