B1 - Preventing and Treating Infectious Diseases

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What does immunisation do?
Stops you getting infections.
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Explain immunisation...
Injecting dead or inactive pathogens into the body which carry antigens, your white blood cells produce antibodies to attack them.
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What is active immunity?
The immune system makes its own antibodies.
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What is passive immunity?
antibodies are made by another organism.
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What are some benefits of immunisation?
Stops you from getting ill, won't be able to spread as easily.
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What are some risks of immunisation?
Swelling, redness, can't have vaccines if already ill.
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What are antibiotics?
Drugs that kill bacteria.
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Why are antibiotics useful?
Clearing up BACTERIAL INFECTIONS.
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What are antivirals?
Antivirals are drugs that stop viruses from reproducing.
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What are antivirals used for?
To treat VIRAL INFECTIONS.
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Injecting dead or inactive pathogens into the body which carry antigens, your white blood cells produce antibodies to attack them.

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