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Passive Immunity

Passive immunity is achieved by the direct injection of antibodies or antiserum to defend against infection. This provides immediate, though temporary, protection from a specific disease-causing bacteria, virus or toxin to persons unable to produce antibodies. Newborn infants receive a ...

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