Tetanus (Lockjaw)

General Information

Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by an exotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. C. tetani usually enters the body through a wound.

Information for Providers

This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category II disease:

Contact Information

Wisconsin Local Health DepartmentsRegional officesTribal agencies

Wisconsin immunization program staff

Last Revised: October 7, 2021