Year 9 Infectious disease
Mr. Hung 2014
protein made by the body's white blood cells to fight infections
an organism that can cause an infectious disease
the smallest pathogen
A type of drugs that can kill bacteria during an infection
Injections of vaccines that help to prevent infection
respiratory illness caused by a virus that causes headache, muscle ache and fever also known as the flu
Ability of the body to resist infection
first line of defence
body systems such as skin, tear and stomach acid that give barriers to pathogens to gain entry to the body.
single-celled organisms without a nucleus, mostly beneficial but some can cause infectious diseases.
An immune response in which the localised area becomes red, hot, swollen and painful.
A type of white blood cell that ingests invading microbes.
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease.
The type of organisms that causes ringworm and thrush.
Organisms that live on and in the host body including tapeworms, protozoans, ticks and mites.
A type of white blood cells that produce antibodies to kill pathogens.
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