IAVI Vaccine Literacy Library: Module 3

The immune system

This module provides an overview of the human immune response against infections and diseases. It also describes the interaction between the immune system and HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Lassa virus, and how these pathogens can overcome the host’s defenses to cause disease.


Summary Points

  1. Introduction
  2. The Immune System: Key Concepts
    1. The Immune Response
    2. Organs of the Immune Systems
    3. Cells of the Immune Systems
    4. The Humoral Immune Response
    5. The Cellular Immune Response
  3. HIV and the Immune System
  4. TB and the Immune System
  5. Lassa Fever and the Immune System

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