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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 16:23

The Central Equatoria state ministry of health launched on Wednesday a five-day anti-tetanus campaign in Yei River County. The anti-tetanus campaign targets more than 50 thousand expectant mothers for vaccination. An official of the Expanded Programme on Immunization, Gulliver Wani, says the anti-tetanus vaccine is highly recommended to expectant mothers for safe delivery of their babies.He revealed that the vaccine is to give protection to both the mother and the unborn baby adding that it will protect the mother even after a delivery in an unclean environment. Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by contamination of wounds from bacteria that live in the soil.

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