Do you understand that a nail, in an of itself does NOT convey tetanus, if it did NOT encounter tetanus microbes?
Quoting KGreen75:Uh yes but you wouldn't know just by looking at it, which is why you get the shot as a precautionary measure
ok and how do you tell is hasn't come in contact....Rust can start without being seen by the naked eye....Rust can rub off on to other things....
No, you can take into account just how truly the nail is susceptible to tetanus. If it's in a horse barn, yes, it's likely to have tetani spores on it..if it's brand new outta the box, not likely at all.
Herp derp, who doesn't know this? And the risks are much higher if you're in a country area and the nail was perhaps rusty. I wouldn't care much to get a tetanus shot for something like that.
rust alone does NOT convey tetanus either
Quoting Anonymous:ok and how do you tell is hasn't come in contact....Rust can start without being seen by the naked eye....Rust can rub off on to other things....
um, duh. However it can and it's a pretty good possibility. Why would you NOT go get the tetanus shot if you got punctured by a nail, especially under unsanitary conditions (ie a garage)?????
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