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antiviral immunity

 

Definition: immunity resulting from virus infection, either naturally acquired or produced by intentional vaccination; compared with some bacterial immunities, it is of relatively long duration, but this may be the result of infection-immunity rather than being peculiar to virus infection per se, because it occurs also in bacterial immunity after infections such as typhoid fever.

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