"One component of that response is called innate immunity, which is when our immune cells attack microbial invaders without recognizing a specific antigen. Innate immunity is like an initial shotgun blast at all the bad guys. The other type of immune response, called adaptive immunity, takes some time to occur because it's targeted at specific antigens. Adaptive immunity is like a targeted missile."
"Adaptive Immunity is like a second defense found in vertebrates only; it activates very slowly to fight infections and pathogens"
"Humans are born with specific congenital immunities to things such as common bacterias, molds, ect.. most of which come from the mothers immunity or colostrum when nursing. adaptive immunity is like vericella (chicken pox), once you get it, your body stores the antibodies to fight it off."
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