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    A review of the mechanisms employed by pathogens to escape the immune system, through either passive (evasion) or active (modulation) means.

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    Most microorganisms that we encounter do not cause disease, either because they are not able to cause damage or because the immune system is able to repel them. Successful pathogens must employ some mechanism by which they escape the immune response. Such mechanisms fall into two broad categories, passive ones (evasion) and active ones (modulation).

    Immune evasion is very much what it ...

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    This solution provides an overview of how different pathogens are able to escape or avoid the immune system.