A 47-year-old member asked:
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how does the immune system fight off germs?

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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 responses. Even the skin oils, saliva, stomach acid tears and sweat are important here. It is much to difficult to quickly answer which is why i taught a course taking 20 hours on the subject to medical students.
Answered on Aug 16, 2012

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