Why is a person with cuts and bruises following an accident administered tetanus antitoxin? Give reasons.
Tetanus is a disease caused by Clostridium tetani. which enters the skin through cut or puncture wound. A person with cuts and bruises following an accident is thus administered tetanus antitoxin because this toxin contains antibody against the pathogen. This inactivates ’ the pathogen (It is a type of passive immunity).