Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

When fighting infection, what may white blood cell count go up to?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When your body is fighting an infection, the WBC are dispatched from specific body system called the immunity system. The WBC's purpose is to fight the infection. The best example that I can come up with is the "infantry" of the army. The virus or bacteria is the "bad guy" and the WBCs act as the "infantry" to protect the body against any harmful attacks by the virus or bacteria. That is why when you have an infection, you often will experience a fever, feeling of malaise, body aches etc., as all of the energy is sent from the different resources in the body to that area fighting the infection with the infantry. I hope that this helps you.

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