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7.15: Control of Viruses

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antiviral drug Medication used specifically for treating the symptoms of viral infections.
inoculation The act of introducing a small amount of virus into a person’s body; allows their body to build up immunity to the virus.
interferon Protein made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells; allow for communication between cells to trigger the protective mechanisms of the immune system; first antiviral drug.
vaccination Process of administering a vaccine.
immunity Ability to resist a pathogen due to memory lymphocytes or antibodies to the antigens the pathogen carries.
pathogen Disease-causing agent such as a bacterium, virus, fungus, or protozoan.
vaccine Substance containing modified pathogens that does not cause disease but provokes an immune response; results in immunity to the pathogen.

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