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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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"When myxomatosis arrived in Britain, possibly 0.1 per cent of the rabbit population possessed natural immunity. By the mid-80s that was up to about 70 per cent, and there is evidence that of those that get the disease now, perhaps a third will survive."
While humans have some natural immunity to ordinary seasonal flu they do not have such immunity to H1N1.
This includes people who are elderly or infirm, those with lung diseases, people with heart disease, diabetics and people with other hormonal disorders, those whose natural immunity has been lowered because of disease or certain types of treatment including steroids and cancer treatments, people with other serious medical conditions are also recommended to check with their doctors whether they should have the jab.
The origins of para pox are unknown,but some greys are known to carry antibodies while reds have no natural immunity. Infected animals have wet,discharging lesions and normally die within days.
He said the latest advice was that it would be wrong to use antibiotics on children widely as it could affect their ability to develop natural immunity to meningitis.
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A gathering of scientists in Scotland on Tuesday heard that effective new treatments to fight potentially lethal fungal infections in people with cancer, or those with weakened natural immunity, could be developed by gaining fresh insights into a microbe's multilayer defence mechanisms.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed newborns as a breastfed baby picks up a natural immunity from a mother and has a reduced chance of catching chest and ear infections and stomach upsets.
Non-carriers have a potential natural immunity against some of the proteins, which led to the vaccine.
Of course hand washing and sensible hygiene should be observed,but I firmly believe that we are losing our own natural immunity through relying on too many antiseptics and disinfectants.
"Preventative medicine could remove the natural immunity which smaller children have to protect them," he said.
The doctors gave him a bone marrow transplant from a person with natural immunity to HIV, believing that it might cure the man of both diseases.
To catch this infection your sister must also have no natural immunity from an earlier infection.