Preventing the Spread of Illness Ch 1.5

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communicable disease

a disease that can be passed from one person to another.

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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome aids

a disorder of the immune system.

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immune

resistant to infection.

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incubation

time between the initial infection and the appearance of symptoms of a disease

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pathogen

an agent that causes disease

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mucous membrane

the moist lining of body passages

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mucus

fluid the mucous membranes secrete

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antibody

a protein that kills a specific kind of pathogen

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immunity

the body's ability to resist infectious diseases

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vaccination

an injection of dead or weakened virus to make the body immune to the virus