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natural immunity

[′nach·rəl i′myü·nəd·ē]
(immunology)
Native immunity possessed by the individuals of a race, strain, or species.
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This is probably due to the differences in the dynamics of the development of natural immunity and immunity acquired through vaccination.
Taking gut bacteria from one patient and placing them in the GI tract of another patient has even been shown to help fight infections and bolster natural immunity.
Shown in clinical studies to reduce the levels of harmful bacteria in the throat, the gut and even on infected wounds, whilst also strengthening the body's natural immunity, the honey can be spread on toast or added to a warm drink.
The patient, who had both HIV infection and leukemia, received the bone marrow transplant in 2007 from a donor who had a genetic mutation known to give patients a natural immunity to the virus.
Kittens are protected for a few weeks by the natural immunity they've gotten from their mothers," says Dr.
Building natural immunity is especially important in children whose immune systems are vulnerable to a large number of diseases.
the child would have natural immunity in that circumstance and not need another dose," Dr.
About 1 in 200 patients infected with HIV have natural immunity to the virus, and scientists discovered earlier that many of the protected people carry the HLA B57 gene.
He assured that despite all natural immunity, safety measures had nevertheless been taken, and a fewer homes located in the environs of site, have been or were in process of being relocated.
This does not include otherwise healthy over 65s, since they appear to have some natural immunity to the virus.
H1N1 is a new virus, so few people have any natural immunity.
Studies that examine maternally-derived immunity in infants consistently show lower measles antibody levels in babies born to vaccinated mothers than those with natural immunity.