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How Vaccines Work Pt.2

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org

In my last post I spoke about how vaccines work from the point of view of the person receiving the jab or pill. In that case we were talking about immunological memory but vaccines also work in another very important way from the point of view of the community and it is referred to as ‘herd immunity’. Continue reading



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Whooping Cough – the disease that takes your breath away

Bordetella pertussis is the bacteria responsible for Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough and recently responsible for keeping a good proportion of my in-laws quarantined.

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