Pathogens

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What is a pathogen?
Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases
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What are the two types of pathogens?
Bacteria and viruses
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What does the bacteria do?
Reproduce rapidly and release toxins
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What do the viruses do?
Can only reproduce in cells and damage cells
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What protects our bodies from pathogens?
White blood cells
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What do the white blood cells do to protect us from the pathogens?
Ingest them, produce anti bodies to destroy them or produce anti toxins to destroy the toxin made from the pathogen
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