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Passive Immunization Describes advantages and disadvantages, describes vaccines and shows some milestones in active immunization

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Natural Science
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NATS 1670
Motti Anafi

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Passive ImmunizationAdvantages Disadvantages Immediate protection No long term protectionSerum SicknessRisk of infection with unknown pathogens ie In the 80s hepatitis and AIDSActive Immunity Prevention and Therapy of Infections Most of the damage to the cells during infections occur very early often before the clinical symptoms of disease appearThis makes drug treatment of infection irrelevant in many casesPrevention of infection is better and cheaper What is a vaccineHarmless agents perceived as enemiesOrganisms molecules that elicit an immune responseTrigger active immunity stimulating the body to defend itselfProvide protective immunity against a potential pathogenHerd immunityDescribes a type of immunity
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