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Solution - Differentiate the Following and Give Examples Of Active and Passive Immunity - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Biology

Question

Differentiate the following and give examples of Active and passive immunity

Solution

Active immunity Passive immunity
It is a type of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens It is a type of acquired immunity in which readymade antibodies are transferred from one individual to another.
It has a long lasting effect. It does not have long lasting effect.
It is slow. It takes time in producing antibodies and giving responses it is fast. It provides immediate relief.
Injecting microbes through vaccination inside the body is an example of active immunity. Transfer of antibodies present in the mother’s milk to the infant is an example of passive immunity
   
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 NCERT Biology Textbook for Class 12 (with solutions)
Chapter 8: Human Health and Disease
Q: 8.1 | Page no. 164
Solution for question: Differentiate the Following and Give Examples Of Active and Passive Immunity concept: Concept of Immunity. For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), PUC Karnataka Science, CBSE (Commerce)
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