The logistics include intravenous sets, trauma supplies, Tetenus Toxoid Vaccines (850 ampules), Anti-Tetanus Serum
(830 ampules), Hygiene Kits (150), Water Purification Tablets, water containers filled with potable water (200), other essential drugs and medicines,' the DOH said.
Further, the health agency said over P700,000-worth of medical articles have been delivered to Batanes which includes intravenous sets, trauma supplies, tetanus toxoid vaccines, anti-tetanus serum
, hygiene kits, water purification tablets, water containers filled with potable water, and other essential drugs and medicines.
Mothers who had had stillbirths, or had a history of anti-tetanus serum
(ATS) administration or blood transfusion within the preceding 4 weeks to delivery, were excluded.
All ICU patients followed the same protocol during the first 24 h after admission: surgical debridement of infected tissue, antibiotic therapy (metronidazole), and administration of immunoglobulin or anti-tetanus serum
, as specified in the MoH guidelines in effect during the study period.
Wound was aseptically cleaned with 2% Hydrogen peroxide aqueous solution and left opens for application of topical antiseptic spray.Treatment was started with Tetglob (a) (Anti-tetanus serum
, ATS)@ 250 IU I/V and some of the ATS was infiltrated around the site of wound to neutralize the unbound toxin for prevention of further absorption.
Confirmatory test was done by swarming inhibition test by adding anti-tetanus serum
to the half of the blood agar plate.
was also given as prophylaxis for anaerobe Clostridium Tetani.
1926: The Pasteur Institute in Paris announced the discovery of an anti-tetanus serum
. 1935: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific.
The DOH assured that the victims were properly treated and were given antibiotics and Tetanus Toxoid, while two children were given Anti-Tetanus Serum
To avoid tetanus, the penitents were told to make sure that the whips or nails they shall be using are rust-free and are sterilized with alcohol, while also having injected with anti-tetanus serum
A case of NT was defined according to the WHO standard case definition for NT:(1) normal ability to feed and cry normally for the first 2 days of life;(2) onset of illness between 3 and 28 days of age; and (3) inability to suck, followed by stiffness or spasms.12 All neonates received anti-tetanus serum
, antibiotics, anticonvulsants and sedatives and all were fed with expressed breast milk as routine protocol for the care of NT cases.