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Doctor insights on: Immune Response To Cholera

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How can our immune system fight anthrax?

How can our immune system fight anthrax?

Vaccination: A vaccine for anthrax was available a while ago and was given to military personnel. For microbial diseases, vaccination is the best way to support the immune system to fight the infection. ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

A dangerous intestinal infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) that can lead to severe dehydration or death. Cholera causes such watery diarrhea, that it has been described ...Read more


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Can you please discuss the immune response/body defenses against mononucleosis?

Can you please discuss the immune response/body defenses against mononucleosis?

Mono: Mononucleosis is caused by either the ebv or CMV virus. They are attacked by antibodies produced in our immune system. ...Read more

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Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Unclear question: Immune system normally makes all types of antibodies in very small amounts. Vaccines increase the amount of antibodies to the antigens in the vaccine. ...Read more

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Which food to improve immune system?

Which food to improve immune system?

No magic here: A sensible diet with sufficient nutrients will keep your immune system working as it should, but there is no magic food. Especially if you are a vegetarian, your health care team can advise you on supplements. I trust you avoid most greasy, salty ;/or sugary stuff. In the scientific studies i've seen, no dietary modification has the positive impact on immunity that fitness training has. ...Read more

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Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

No: These are two different germs and immunity to one does not mean immunity to the other. ...Read more

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Can an immune system fight the rabies from a cat?

Can an immune system fight the rabies from a cat?

Rabies: This is a very serious illness and can be fatal. Immune system cannot fight . That is why anti- Rabies Vaccine is administered. ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

Several: When the body encounters a virus, it may mount multiple responses to it. This include the production of specific antibody, activation of the body's killer cells, production of mediators such as interferons- just to name a few. ...Read more

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Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Contraindicated: Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine. ...Read more

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What food help the immune system fight off an infection?

What food help the immune system fight off an infection?

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 aspects of health. A diet rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, and healthy fats will certainly make you feel good. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Prepared antibody: The HIB vaccine allows the body to prepare blocking antibodies ahead of time.Antibodies form to the vaccine antigen that will be immediately available to the patient if they are ever exposed to the germ, so the germ is prevented from invading the body. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How can a tapeworm resist the host's immune system?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How can a tapeworm resist the host's immune system?

Defense imperfect: Our immune system is good but can be overwhelmed by the invaders. Else all of us will likely be living forever. HIV and Ebola would be the most dramatic examples. ...Read more

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How can viruses undermine our immune system?

How can viruses undermine our immune system?

Many: Since viruses can insert their DNA into our cells, they can modify our immune system mostly transiently. The extreme example would be HIV which destroys the lymphocytes which are the backbone of our immune system. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight malaria?

How does the immune system fight malaria?

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 seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease: It is both a cellular and humoral immune response that is much too in-depth to describe in this very small space. ...Read more

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What's an immune response?

What's an immune response?

Multiple layers: It is the body's response to attacks from foreign material. The response is typically the production of igg, igm and IgA antibodies to fight infections. It is also making ige antibodies that are responsible for allergies. Immune response also includes white blood cells like neutrophils and blood proteins called complement. It's a system with multiple layers and redundancies to protect the body. ...Read more

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What is the host immune response for the infectious disease: diphtheria?

Dr. Joseph Oh Dr. Oh
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What is the host immune response for the infectious disease: diphtheria?

The usual: The immune system reacts to diptheria as it does to most infections - first w the innate immune response (neutrophils, macrophages) then the cellular response - T cells and B cells (which produce antibodies). Luckily this nasty disease is almost nonexistent in the US because of vaccination, however adults can catch it due to waning immunity. So remember to get your Tdap vaccine as an adult! ...Read more

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more