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how does the immune system fight smallpox

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
NO: No.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes the immune system fights all infections.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune system: It is a multi-pronged attack too big to describe here.....So follow this link. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunesystem/pages/default.aspx.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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

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