Infection

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Steps of Infection

Attachment

Pathogen must adhere to protein or carb in host cell cytoplasm in order to prevent being removed by cilia or other non specific immune defenses

Multiplication

Must replicate w/in/on host cell in order to have a critical mass of pathogen in order to cause infection

Spread

Moving directly from one cell to an adjacent cell, in blood, lymph, along nerves, across placenta.

Evasion

Evade detection.

Damage

Damage host tissue by directly killing cells or inducing apoptosis.Or indirectly stimulating immune responses to damage host tissue.

Shedding

Shed from host cell to infect other cells

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