Seventh Day Disease

Neonatal infection by Clostridium tetani, which is most common in developing nations when contaminated instruments are used to cut the umbilical cord and dress the wound; by the end of the first week of life—the usual incubation period—the infant becomes irritable, spastic, tetanic
Mortality Untreated, up to 70%
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