Becoming exposed to or infected


Becoming exposed to or infected with a microbe does not necessarily mean developing noticeable disease. Explain.


An infectious microbe is able to cause a disease only if the immune system of the person is unable to put proper defence against it. Many persons have strong immune system or have acquired immunity against the pathogen or the pathogen attack is less than the infective dose. In such cases, despite exposure to infective microbe, the person will not catch the disease.

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