C. tetani - LF

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C. tetani - LF

The speciesClostridium tetani• Tetanospasmin is a heat-labile antigenic proteinrapidly destroyed at 65 °C and by intestinalproteases.• It is toxic to man and various animals when injectedparenterally, but it is not toxic by the oral route.• The LD 50of the toxin for mice is 0.0001 mg, lessthan 1 mg is lethal to humans.

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