Question and answer
identify the key factors that will make it more likely that infection will occur
Infections are classified in multiple ways. [ They are classified by the causative agent as well as by the constellation of symptoms and medical signs that are produced.Organisms that can cause illness are all around us: in air, water, soil, and food, as well as in the bodies of animals and other people. Infection occurs when some of them get past a series of natural defenses. Those defenses
include: Skin: The skin physically blocks germs, but may let them in if it is cut or scraped. Coughing deeply: This expels germs from the lungs and breathing passages but may be less effective for weak, sick, or injured people. Bacteria: Called "resident flora," harmless bacteria normally are present in some parts of the body. They compete with harmful germs and crowd them out. But they can be weakened or killed by medications, allowing harmful germs to thrive and cause illness. Inflammatory response: This is produced by the body's immune system. Certain kinds of white blood cells—including macrophages and neutrophils—surround and destroy or otherwise attack any kind of germs, often causing fever, redness, and swelling. Antibodies: These are proteins produced by the immune system. Some are targeted to attack specific microbes. This response is also called humoral immunity. Usually these antibodies are produced after a person is infected by or exposed to the microbe. Read more: Infection - body, viral, causes, How Does Infection Occur? ]
Expert answered|selymi|Points 8012|
Question
Asked 4/18/2012 2:39:36 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
18,070,480 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Which answer correctly identifies the underlined words (reading)in ...
Weegy: Can you believe that I won the staring contest? The word staring is a PARTICIPIAL.
10/31/2014 3:29:41 PM| 4 Answers
The goal of Hitler’s unsuccessful “Beer Hall Putsch” was ...
Weegy: The goal of Hitler s unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch? was to b. march to Berlin and bring the Weimer Republic ...
10/31/2014 6:57:26 AM| 2 Answers
The Tiananmen Square Massacre was a response to a. Taiwan ...
Weegy: Deng Xiaoping was Mao's: Succesor - - User: Which of the following did not occur after the demonstrations ...
10/31/2014 10:40:27 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following statements best describes a harijan? a. A ...
Weegy: Which of the following statements best describes a harijan? The answer is C. A member of the untouchable caste. ...
10/31/2014 10:52:10 AM| 2 Answers
Letters of the alphabet used to represent unknown quantities in ...
Weegy: Letters of the alphabet used to represent unknown quantities in equations are called variables. User: An ...
10/31/2014 11:12:47 AM| 2 Answers
Factor p^2 + 18p + 32.
Weegy: p^2 + 18p + 32, the factors are (p + 2)(p + 16) User: (-a + 3)(a + 4) Weegy: (-a + 3)(a + 4) = -a^2 -4a + ...
10/31/2014 11:40:43 AM| 2 Answers
Which words are the first and last words of the participial phrase in ...
Weegy: Polished with several layers of wax, the floors were amazingly beautiful. The first and last words of the ...
10/31/2014 1:41:20 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 3376 [Total 15751]| Ratings 0| Comments 3376| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 2232 [Total 11713]| Ratings 6| Comments 2172| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 1145 [Total 13374]| Ratings 1| Comments 1135| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 888 [Total 2287]| Ratings 0| Comments 888| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 768 [Total 769]| Ratings 7| Comments 698| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 600 [Total 6394]| Ratings 3| Comments 570| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 520 [Total 520]| Ratings 1| Comments 510| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 483 [Total 483]| Ratings 0| Comments 453| Invitations 3|Offline
S
L
Points 79 [Total 1296]| Ratings 1| Comments 69| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 75 [Total 693]| Ratings 0| Comments 75| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.