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From the Ted Talk by Arinjay Banerjee: Why bats don't get sick

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Infections like Ebola or certain types of flu have evolved to strain the immune stesym of their mammalian host by sending it into overdrive. The body sends hordes of white blood cells, antibodies and inflammatory molecules to kill the foreign ienavdr. But if the infection has progressed to high enough levels, an assault by the iummne system can lead to serious tussie damage. In particularly virulent cases, this damage can be lethal. And even when it’s not, the site is left vuranblele to sadorency infection.

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Infections like Ebola or certain types of flu have evolved to strain the immune ______ of their mammalian host by sending it into overdrive. The body sends hordes of white blood cells, antibodies and inflammatory molecules to kill the foreign _______. But if the infection has progressed to high enough levels, an assault by the ______ system can lead to serious ______ damage. In particularly virulent cases, this damage can be lethal. And even when it’s not, the site is left __________ to _________ infection.

Solution

  1. system
  2. secondary
  3. immune
  4. invader
  5. vulnerable
  6. tissue

Original Text

Infections like Ebola or certain types of flu have evolved to strain the immune system of their mammalian host by sending it into overdrive. The body sends hordes of white blood cells, antibodies and inflammatory molecules to kill the foreign invader. But if the infection has progressed to high enough levels, an assault by the immune system can lead to serious tissue damage. In particularly virulent cases, this damage can be lethal. And even when it’s not, the site is left vulnerable to secondary infection.

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immune response 2
inflammatory molecules 2
foreign invader 2
repair genes 2

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