Infectious Disease

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pathogen

Any virus or organism that causes disease.

antibiotic

Medicine that treats bacterial infection.

antibiotic resistance

Bacteria's ability to evolve to withstand the effects of an antibiotic.

vaccine

A dead or altered virus introduced into the body to stimulate the body's production of antibodies, causing immunity to the real virus.

antibodies

Proteins produced by the immune system that destroy specific pathogens.

immunity

The body's ability to destroy pathogens before they can cause disease.

contagion

Any disease easily transmitted by contact. An infectious disease.

vector

An animal host that transfers a pathogen or a parasite to another organism

carrier

An organism that is host to a pathogen to which it is immune but can pass the pathogen on to others.

mutagen

Any physical or chemical agent that can cause a mutation in DNA

infectious disease

A disease that is caused by a pathogen and that can be spread from one individual to another.

toxin

A poison produced by bacterial pathogens that damages cells.

quarantine

Isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

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