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Active Immunity

  • By: Lyn Michaud
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Active immunity is the development of a secondary immune response retained by B-lymphocyte and T-lymphocyte memory cells to confer long-term protection from specific diseases caused by pathogens. Active immunity is achieved through immunization or by contracting the illness ...

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