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Unit 1 Chapter 2

Host-Parasite Interaction

List conditions Compromising Host defenses Induce immune tolerance, not recognized as foreign, actively destroy, inactivate, or limit the effect of the immune response, antigenic variation, intracellular "hiding", immunosupression
Define Virulence Degree of pathology caused by an organism. The extent of the virulence is usually correlated with the ability of the pathogen to multiply within the host; may be infected by other factors; the disease-evoking power of a microorganism.
List routes of transmission Respiratory -aerosol droplet inhalation; Salivary -direct transfer; Gastrointestinal - stool; Skin - skin to skin, discharge; Blood - transfusion, needle prick, insect bite; Genital secretions - semen, urethral or cervical; Urine; Eye; Zoonotic -
Created by: luceroapril