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natural immunity

n
(Medicine) immunity with which an individual is born, which has a genetic basis
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Noun1.natural immunity - immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
immunity, resistance - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
racial immunity - natural immunity shared by all members of a particular race
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They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction.
Children and adults who already had chickenpox during their lifetime do not need to be vaccinated because they have natural immunity against this disease.
ViraCyte's current products restore natural immunity against life threatening viruses in patients with severely weakened immune systems, such as adults and children who have recently undergone a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Plus once you have it you then have a natural immunity to take through adult life.
According to the company, the True Human antibodies are derived without modification from individuals who possess natural immunity to certain diseases.
This occurs when a high percentage of a population has become immune to an infection either through developing natural immunity or through vaccination, making a wider outbreak less likely.
This would mean the disease can be fought by improving tree health and increasing natural immunity.
There must be exposure to a large amount of pathogenic bacteria or a loss of natural immunity for a person to get an illness," he said.
He stated that the vaccine has been tried on several kinds of fish and proved effective in helping fish develop natural immunity against parasites and harmful bacteria and prevent the spread of the infections in water ponds.
Each dose acts as a Natural Vaccine inducing Natural Immunity in the individual.
Ackerman had thought hogs would have a natural immunity to PEDv for three years after being infected because that is the case for a similar disease called Transmissible Gastroenteritis.
Most of us might question whether these methods can ever equal the God-given natural immunity produced by healthy living.