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Preventing Tetanus After a Disaster

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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. When cleaning up after a disaster, be careful of cuts and wounds. To prevent infection, including tetanus, clean all cuts and wounds with soap and clean water, use antibiotic ointment, and cover. If a wound swells or drains, seek medical attention immediately. To learn more, call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

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