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Immunities Overview


Different types of immunity are compared, natural vs artificial, innate vs acquired, active vs passive, with considerations of origin, acquisition time, onset and duration of immunity.

Natural immunity occurs through contact with a disease causing agent, when the contact was not deliberate. On the other hand, artificial immunity develops only through deliberate actions of exposure. Innate immunity is already existent in the body, whereas adaptive immunity is created in response to exposure to a foreign substance. Active immunity is developed due to the production of antibodies in one’s own body, while passive immunity is developed by antibodies that are produced externally

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