infection immunity

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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After primary chlamydia infection immunity is considered to be only partially protective as the microorganism is sequestered within intracellular sites and it may be unrecognised by the immune system (Debattista 2003).

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