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How does the immune system fight smallpox

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Don't need to be: Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide so there is no longer any need for vaccination, and no you are not immune.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The vaccination: would not infer immunity to a child that wasn't even conceived. However, it is likely that she still has immunity. A study called “Duration of antivi... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: The vaccination is with a live cowpox virus and for most individuals provides lifelong lasting immunity.
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Heard to simplify.: Like a complicated orchestra plays a difficult score. Different germs produce different responses. There are is nonspecific and specific immune respon... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Mental illness: This is a very good question and the answer has eluded the medical profession for a long time. Not all mental illness is based on a immune imbalance t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Complicated: Natural killer cells can recognize tumor cells and virally infected cells and destroy those. T-cells and antibodies to markers on tumor cells may als... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Yes the immune system fights all infections.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Nothing specific...: There are no specific foods studied in the scientific literature that boost the immune system but eating a healthy diet in general is good for all asp... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Consider this...: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreati... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Sehhat
Specializes in Pediatrics
White blood celles: With producing antibody and fighting of special kind of blood white cells against viruses.

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