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5.5.7 What is immune response and how can it be determined in foxes?

Simply, the immune response is a complexity of reactions by the immune system that usually protect the body from harmful events, e.g. invasive pathogens. Immunizations, such as against RABV, utilize the immune response to elicit virus neutralizing antibodies. The development of detectable specific antibodies as a result of infection or immunization is called seroconversion (see section 5.5.8).


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