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Issue: #1June 1, 2012

Welcome to the first issue of the Vaccine Research Library eNewsletter. Periodically, we will send out a detailed report to highlight or discuss particular articles and topics. This will give Library Members a deeper understanding of vaccine issues.This issue is focused on tetanus and tetanus shots. 

Feel free to contact us with questions, comments or suggestions on how we can make the newsletter and the Library a better experience for our members. We appreciate your feedback and will do our best to respond in a timely basis.

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Thank you for your continued interest and support,
Dr Sherri Tenpenny
           and the Vaccine Research Library Team.
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Tetanus infecton
bacteria - monster Tetanus is a infectious disease caused by the toxin of Clostridium tetani, a ubiquitous, spore-forming, gram-positive bacillus found in soil and animal excrement. C. tetani bacteria require anaerobic conditions to be active - that is, they cannot function in the presence of oxygen. Upon contact with oxygen, they turn into very resilient and long-lived spores. Spores are inactive and can only germinate in an anaerobic environment.

Reported tetanus cases have declined >95%, and deaths from tetanus have declined >99% in the United States since 1947, when the disease became reportable nationally. In a CDC report, released April, 2011, there were only 233 cases of tetanus was reported from 45 states between 2001 and 2008, which is 0.10 cases per 1 million population. Among the 195 patients whose medical history was known, 30 had diabetes and 27 were intravenous drug users. Of those patients with wounds, 132 were punctures, or tissues that were contaminated, infected, or devitalized.

While tetanus is a serious infection, it is NOT uniformly fatal. In fact, in the 2011 report, 87% of those who contracted tetanus fully recovered.

Because C. tetani is ubiquitous in the environment, thorough assessment and management of wounds, especially deep wound cleansing, use of hydrogen peroxide and topical antibiotics are important for the prevention of tetanus.

Tetanus Vaccines
vaccine in hand 
Often, the last vaccine that is difficult to "give up" is the routine tetanus shot. We have been thoroughly conditioned to believe that every cut requires a tetanus booster to prevent full blown tetanus. We've also been told that the risk of tetanus is greater than the risk of vaccine - in every instance - because the vaccine is "totally benign".

There are several tetanus shots: dT, TT and DTaP. Tetanus shots contain the following ingredients: bovine extract, aluminum, 2-phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde, and latex in the stopper. The problems associated with each of those vaccines can be found in the Vaccine Research Library.

Tetanus shots do no guarantee protection against the infection.
According to the book, Vaccine Illusion, the effectiveness of tetanus shots has never been subjected to evidence-based science of randomized controlled trials (RCT). In fact, the only "evidence" we have the tetanus shots work is the decreased incidence of tetanus in soldiers in WWI vs those in WWII. (reference: Vaccine Illusion, by Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD (2012-02-17). (Kindle Location 168-169).

In fact, there is an interesting graph in the CDC report, documenting the vaccination rate in those who developed full blown tetanus. Of the 233 cases of tetanus, 5 had three shots and 24 had four or more tetanus shots!
Tetanus injections are not benign
Vaccine Research Library Article: "Infections and vaccines in the etiology of antiphospholipid syndrome"


Beta-2 glycoprotein I (β2GPI) is an abundant molecule in human plasma. Although the exact physiological function of β2GPI has not been fully explained, interactions with several other plasma proteins have been described.  


β2GPI is involved in the coagulation pathway, exerting both pro- coaglulation and anti-coagulant activities. When antibodies are developed against β2GPI (called autoantibodies), the patient is diagnosed with anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS). APS is an autoimmune disease with a confusing name because the deleterious antibodies are directed against the plasma protein, β2GPI and not against phospholipids.  


Patients with APS are at increased risk of venous and arterial blood clots and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). β2GPI autoantibodies are only found in patients with autoimmune diseases, while autoantibodies to the phospholipids can be found transiently after someone has an infectious diseases.


This study, found in the Vaccine Research Library in the "tetanus" section, documents that through the process of molecular mimicry, tetanus antibodies may cross react with glycoprotein β2GPI, creating a serious autoimmune disease, leading to an increased risk of blood clots and autoimmune disease.  

Conclusions: Don't be afraid of tetanus
1. Tetanus, while serious, is less fatal than many diseases. It is not uniformly fatal.
2. Tetanus can be avoided by good wound hygiene. Let the wound bleed for several minutes and wash it out well with soapy water and hydrogen peroxide.
3. You can get 4+ tetanus shots and still get the disease. A tetanus shot is not guaranteed protection.
4. Tetanus shots are not benign. They can cause serious side effeccts.
5. Tetanus shots contain several toxic chemicals, including aluminum, formaldehyde, and 2-phenoxyethanol. 
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     and the Vaccine Research Library Team