- Not losing immunity when virus mutates
I once read that just because a virus mutates doesn't mean you lose immunity to it. I do not know much biology, but could one of you please explain how that is possible?
It always helps us to help you if you can tell us pretty exactly where you got something from. This comment has been all over the internet, so let's let it slide.What did Tarzan say when the elephants came by?
Here come the elephants.
What did Tarzan say when the elephants came by wearing sunglasses?
Nothing. He did not recognize them.
Yes, apparently the virus targets the cells responsible for antibody production and also the memory cells that are retained following recovery from an illness, this can in some people suppress the immune response for up to two years. The vaccine virus is severely weakened and doesn't seem capable of causing this sort of damage.A measles infection can "wipe out immune memory" of 20% to 50% of previous infections, effectively removing immunity for an array of diseases, including immunizations. I was told that this was one of the reasons for children getting booster shots.