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Question: How serious is tetanus? And what are ways to get through it? I had an injury with a reasonable risk of tetanus and I decided to wait and see what happened. I think I am developing symptoms now and I read "There is no "cure" for tetanus once a person develops symptoms, just supportive treatment and management of complications." If this is true and I have already started developing symptoms what are my chances of survival? I read it has a high mortality rate and now I am worried. Also what could I experience and is there a recovery period?

Answer: When is the last time you had your tetanus booster? Is there any particular reason you didn't get the shot after you got the cut? Please provide more details, what are the symptoms you are developing?

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