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Unattached microbes are moved from the lungs to the epiglottis by the _______ effect.
Many bacterial pathogens produce _______ to evade phagocytosis.
The main type of antibody in the mucous membrane defenses is _______.
_______ results from an inflammation of the “voice box.”
_______ phagocytize potential pathogens in the lower lung.
Calcified lesions called _______ form in the lungs of patients with TB.
An inflammation of the middle ear is called _______.
The _______ is used to serologically identify Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates.
_______ is a zoonotic infection that can be contracted by people who handle birds.
The main virulence factor involved in scarlet fever is the _______.
The _______ virus is responsible for causing German measles.
A(n) _______ is an uncontrolled positive feedback loop between cytokines and leucocytes.
In cases of shingles, the antiviral drug _______ may be prescribed.
The slow accumulation of genetic changes to an influenza virus over time is referred to as _______.
The _______ vaccine is effective in controlling both measles and rubella.
In coccidioidomycosis, _______ containing many endospores form in the lungs.
In cryptococcosis, the main fungal virulence factor is the _______, which helps the pathogen avoid phagocytosis.
In some mycoses, fungal balls called _______ form in the lungs
Most US cases of coccidioidomycosis occur in _______.
Coccidioidomycosis may develop when Coccidioides immitis _______ are inhaled.