Surviving pandemics: a pathogen’s perspective
Presenter: Sunetra Gupta
Published: January 2010
Age: 18-22 and upwards
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Source/institution: Royal Society
One of the biggest challenges faced by pathogens in their bid for survival is the host immune response. Within an infected individual, pathogen populations face direct attack by the different processes of the immune system; at a community level, immunity affects pathogen fitness by reducing the pool of susceptible persons.