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What is a pathogen?
A disease causing microorganism.
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Give an example of a main problems with viruses.
They damage the host cell when they reproduce.
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Give an example of a main problem with bacteria.
They produce toxins.
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What is the function of the White Blood Cell?
One function of white blood cells is to ingest and destroy pathogens.
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Give an example of a way anitbodies can neturalise pathogens?
They stick the pathogens together so they are ingested more easily.
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What does a vaccination involve?
Vaccination can involve injecting an inactive form of the pathogen to stimulate immunity.
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Give an example of a way anitbiotics work.
Some types of antibiotic work by stopping bacteria reproducing.
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Why should we not overuse anitbiotics?
One reason why we should be careful not to overuse antibiotics is that dangerous strains of resistant bacteria may develop by natural selection.
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What is there no immunity for colds?
The cold mutates to quickly for the vaccine to be effective.
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Give an example of a main problems with viruses.

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They damage the host cell when they reproduce.

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Give an example of a main problem with bacteria.

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What is the function of the White Blood Cell?

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Give an example of a way anitbodies can neturalise pathogens?

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