Immune-competent hosts are considered the antonym for immunosuppressed hosts. The immune system in immune-competent hosts functions normally, allowing the body to effectively fight off infections and diseases. On the other hand, immunosuppressed hosts have weakened immune systems, which can make them vulnerable to a variety of infectious diseases. Immune-competent hosts have the ability to mount a swift and effective immune response to fight off harmful pathogens. They also have better chances of surviving infections compared to immunosuppressed hosts who are already weak and prone to complications. For individuals with a healthy immune system, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and avoiding stress, smoking and excessive drinking can help strengthen their immune system.
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