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Name the type of immunity the mother provides the new born baby. How does it happen? [2 marks]

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The type of immunity that the mother provides to the baby is called Passive immunity. [1 mark]

The milk which the new born baby gets from the mother is known as colostrum and it contains abundant antibodies, namely IgA. The foetus, while in the mother's womb, also receives some antibodies from the mother through the placenta. This is how the infant gets the immunity form the mother. [1 mark]


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