How does our body protect itself from pathogens? What is immune memory? How do vaccines help fight? What can we do to strengthen our immune system? These are the questions that will be answered by the second part of the KliniKaland animation series produced by Semmelweis University’s Directorate of Communication.
Immunity can develop in our body in several ways: some of our protection is born with us, while another part of it is acquired during our lives. With each disease that we defeat, our immune system is strengthened, this is called spontaneously acquired immunity. Meanwhile vaccines (such as those against COVID-19) provide us with a so-called artificially acquired immunity. The short film reveals the role of lymphocytes, what cytokines are and how a cytokine storm develops.
Another part of the animated, educational film series, which help to maintain conscious health, presents the main components of our body‘s defense system in an understandable and entertaining, but professionally authentic way.
The short film entitled Immune System can be viewed here:
The animated film was made by the film team of the Directorate of Communication and Event Management of Semmelweis University (animation: Bettina Gál). The professional reviser of the Immune System is Dr. András Falus, immunologist.