Experts stress on better vaccination to keep India tetanus-free

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India was declared maternal and

 India's triumph over maternal and neonatal tetanus can only be sustained through increased vaccination coverage, experts said on Thursday.
neonataltetanus free on May 15, 2015. However, the bacteria - Clostridium tetani - causing the disease cannot be completely eliminated since it stays in the soil, intestinal tract and excreta of animals, experts said.

Therefore, it is important to increase routine tetanus coverage of pregnant women and children. Even ensuring access to and use of clean delivery services to women plays a vital role, they added.

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