Terminologies in the News
Cytokine Shower and Storm

The term ‘cytokine storm’ was used in a document discussing graft-versus-host disease in 1993. Cytokine storm is also known as hypercytokinemia.

Herd Immunity

According to the World Health Organization, ‘Herd Immunity’ is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune (to a virus) either through vaccination or immunity developed through the previous infection.