local immunity


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lo·cal im·mu·ni·ty

a natural or acquired immunity to certain infectious agents, as manifested by an organ or a tissue, as a whole or in part.

lo·cal im·mu·nity

(lō'kăl i-myū'ni-tē)
A natural or acquired immunity to certain infectious agents, as manifested by an organ or a tissue, as a whole or in part.

local immunity

Immunity limited to a given area or tissue of the body.
See also: immunity
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The importance of local immunity in the protection against infectious diseases has been properly established for mammals and chickens [3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 19, 21, 23, 25].
Women who remained infection-free or asymptomatic had vaginal epithelial cells with significantly higher anti-Candida activity, supporting the local immunity theory.
775 also protects cities in states with Y2K immunity laws because it specifically states that "no new causes of action are created by the bill." Therefore, if a plaintiff is barred by a local immunity law from bringing suit against a city for a Y2K problem, H.R.
Paracetamol for pain relief and temperature reduction, nasal decongestants and zinc and echinacea lozenges to boost local immunity in the throat.

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