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Passive and active Immunity differences

active and passive immunity
Active and Passive Immunity

 Difference Between: Active and Passive immunity
          Active immunity
            Passive immunity
Direct contact with pathogen or its antigen is required
No direct contact with antigen is required. Antibodies are directly injected from outside.
A time period is required for immunity development
Immunity develops immediately.
Antibodies are produced within the body in response to pathogen or antigen
Antibodies are injected into the body are obtained from outside.
It lasts for a long period
It lasts for a few days.
Immunologic memory may result in life long immunity
          Only for few days
Not much side effects
At times body reacts to the introduced antisera. The condition is called serum sickness.
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