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Sarro Viruses and Bacteria 2

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Carrier
a person or animal that transmits a disease-causing organism to others. Typically, the carrier suffers no symptoms of the disease
Potency
the strength of an intoxicant, as measured by the amount needed to produce a certain response
Resistance
lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., esp. as a result of continued exposure or genetic change.
Susceptibility
the state or fact of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
Vector
an organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.
antibody
a chemical that can kill bacteria without harming a persons cell
Antigen
a molecule that the immune system recognizes either as part of the body or as coming form outside the body
Infectious Disease
a disease caused by the presence of a living thing in the body
Noninfectious Disease
a disease that is not caused by a pathogen
Pathogen
an organism that causes diseases
Toxin
a poison produced by bacterial pathogens that damages cells.