Australia  

Vaccine

Pathogen-derived preparation that provides acquired immunity to an infectious disease

Vaccine    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Vaccine: Pathogen-derived preparation that provides acquired immunity to an infectious disease
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be prophylactic, or therapeutic.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like

No news matches found

Sorry, we were unable to find any results in our database for your query


Free news archive access


Did you know?
You are eligible to search our news archive with millions of news references free of charge.

To do this, please sign in first at the top of the screen.

Information about free access to our news archive


Search this site and the web:


Free news archive