Innate and behavioral immunity

What us the difference between innate and behavioral immunity?

Innate immunity is the body’s first line of defence against pathogens. It is general and non-specific, which means it does not differentiate between types of pathogens.

Behavioral immune system describes psychological mechanisms that detect cues to infectious pathogens in the immediate environment, trigger disease-relevant responses and facilitate behavioral avoidance/escape.

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Innate immunity is the body’s natural, nonspecific defenses against infection, while behavioral immunity is a set of practices that people can adopt to protect themselves from infection.

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