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.

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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.

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