The Time I Got the Influenza Virus

AKA The Flu

Vocabulary

  • Pathogen - an illness causing cell
  • antigen - protein marker on all cells
  • antibody - proteins made in response to antigens
  • immune response - body's way of defending itself from invaders
  • phagocyte - "eat" foreign microorganisms

Defenses

1st line

  • Skin
  • Mucus

2nd line

  • Inflammatory Response (Fever)