MCB2289 Introduction to Microbiology
Module 8 Homework Assignment
• Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.
1.What are the different portals of entry for a pathogen to enter the body?
2.Define the following disease categories:
1. Endemic -
2. Sporadic -
3. Epidemic -
4. Pandemic -
3.Describe thedifference between innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Which type of immunity is specific and typically longer lasting?
4.Differentiate between active and passive types of immunity. Which type of immunity is long lasting and which is short lasting?
5.Discuss the five (5)different classes of vaccines used in active immunity.
6.Define and differentiate between hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmune disease.Gives an example of hypersensitivity reaction and an example of an autoimmune disease: