Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What purpose do the antibodies in the blood serve?
they attack bacteria and viruses that make us sick
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Why do bacterial and viruses make us sick?
Many bacteria live in your body, and most of them do not make you sick. The ones that do make you sick do so because of the fact that they use your body's resources to live and reproduce, and also because their waste products are toxic. Similarly with viruses - viruses reproduce by invading and reprogramming your body's cells to make more viruses. This harms your body because it destroys its cells. ...
Asked in Microbiology
What are the bacteria and viruses that can make you sick called?
They are called pathogens.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu
What is inside vaccine that works without making people sick?
dead/inactive viruses. that's why you don't get sick. dead/inactive viruses. that's why you don't get sick. ...
Is salmonella a bacterial virus?
No. They are bacteria. Viruses are non-living particles. They make you sick by landing on a living cell, reproducing using the cell, and then destroying the cell. The new viruses do the same. Bacteria are living single-celled organisms. The few that make you sick (about 1/15 of bacteria are pathogenic, meaning make you sick) make you sick by taking the nutrients out of other living cells. So, technically, since bacteria and viruses are completely different things, I don't think there's a such...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Microbiology
Why do bacteria make us sick?
Not all bacteria cause damage to our system. some are used in medicines to counter-attack other bacterias or viruses which affect our health. if our organs and systems are not immune, we're exposed to diseases caused by bacterias. therefore it is for us to avoid falling sick ^^ ...
Asked in Bacteria
Does snow kill viruses or bacteria on bloody tissue?
no but it can make u really sick if u dont have protection
Are the microbes that are injected in a vaccination dead or alive?
They can be either. Some vaccines are made with dead viruses or particles of viruses and other vaccines are made with attenuated (weakened) viruses that are not able to make an otherwise healthy person sick. In 2009 the swine flu vaccine approved for use in the US was prepared both ways, the nasal flu vaccine was made from attenuated viruses and the shots were made with dead viruses. ...
Does the flu vaccine include antibodies?
No, a flu vaccine triggers our bodies to make our own antibodies. The vaccine includes dead or weakened viruses that can't make us sick, but they will cause the immune response that creates the correct antibodies. ...