Unvaccinated Boy, 6, Spent 57 Days In The Hospital With Tetanus

A nurse holds a tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine in 2016. On Friday, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report discussed an unvaccinated child in Oregon who spent weeks at a hospital in 2017 after getting a tetanus infection.

It was Oregon’s first pediatric case in more than 30 years. “It was difficult to take care of him, to watch him suffer,” says Judith Guzman-Cottrill, an infectious-disease specialist.

(Image credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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