infection immunity

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in·fec·tion im·mu·ni·ty

the paradoxic immune status in which resistance to reinfection coincides with the persistence of the original infection.

in·fec·tion im·mu·ni·ty

(in-fek'shŭn i-myū'ni-tē)
The paradoxic immune status in which resistance to reinfection coincides with the persistence of the original infection.
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For example, the low intensity found among all age classes may have resulted from concomitant immunity that prevents the accumulation of worms over time (2, 4).
at international law, enjoy state immunity ratione personae so long as he is in office, and after he ceases to hold office will enjoy the concomitant immunity ratione materiae 'in respect of acts performed [by him] in the exercise of his functions [as head of state]'" (ibid.