“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever wondered why some people get sick more often?
This is because everyone has different immunity. Elders and infants have low immunity and hence are more susceptible to diseases. Immunity is a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing the development of a pathogenic microorganism. Everyone has a different immunity and thus reacts to microbes in a different way.
Biology Students of IGYR 1 enjoyed visualizing and understanding the complex structure of the disease – causing microbes through the microscope. Students also learned that Vaccines induce immunity that would be acquired by natural infection without having to pay the price of natural infection and how it helps to limit drug resistance. The students gained knowledge that with the global presence of emerging infectious diseases, an improved understanding of this knowledge is crucial, for developing improved disease diagnostics, or novel vaccines. Students gained a clear reflection that “Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history.”