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Can you explain the passive and active immunities?

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The ability of the body to protect itself from foreign bodies, like, bacteria, toxic substances, and virus are termed as immunity. Due to this, immunity is also termed as disease resistance. Moreover, the lack of the body to protect itself from foreign substances is termed as susceptibility. There are two types of immunity, innate and acquired immunity. Acquired immunity is further divided into active and passive immunity.

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The immunity that is acquired by a person after birth is termed as the adaptive or acquired immunity. It is of two types, active and passive immunity.

  1. Active immunity – In active immunity, the body’s cells produce antibodies at the time of vaccination or vaccination. It is a slow response and takes some time to produce antibodies. Despit...

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