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How Your Immune System Works

October 24, 2019

KidsHealth presents How the Body
Works, with Chloe and the Nurb. What a wonderful day in
Bodylandia, ain’t it, Chloe? It’s a zombie. Chloe, run for your life. It’s me, Nurb. I think I’m sick. Sick? Well, why didn’t you say so? That’s way easier to
cure than being a zombie. Nurb, MD is on the job. Rhonda? Yes, Dr. Nurb? I’m going to need you
to clear my schedule for the rest of the day. Cancel my golf housing
with the appendix. Yes, sir. Chloe, it looks like you’ve
got yourself a sore throat. I’ve got you on bed
rest and chicken soup. Looks like there’s only one
thing left to prescribe. What? A bedtime story. Phew. Tonight’s story is
a fairy tale called The Fellowship of the Immune
System, Defenders of the Realm. You and I are
characters in the story. Once upon a time, there
was a beautiful queen who lived in a beautiful castle. The castle was
called Castle Chloe, and she took good care of it. Here. Have an apple, Castle. Outside of the
pretty castle, there were invaders called germs. There are four major
types of germs. Viruses, which thrive in living
cells and cause diseases, like chickenpox and the flu. Fungi, microscopic organisms
that can cause itchy rashes, like athlete’s foot. Parasites, which can cause
diarrhea and other problems. And bacteria, tiny
one-celled creatures that cause infections like
strep throat and pneumonia. Some bacteria help your body,
so not all of them are bad, but these guys sure are. Queen Chloe looked on in horror
at the germs on the horizon. She needed the
advice of her trusted counsel on how to proceed. There is a threat to the
realm, so I need your help. What do you suggest, Vaccine? I say, take care of
yourself in a variety of ways before you get sick. Start by getting vaccines, also
called shots or immunizations. They help prevent bad illnesses,
such as whooping cough, tetanus, and the flu. After getting a vaccine,
the body is more protected. Good counsel. What say you, Hand o’ Fingers? Washing one’s hands regularly
will prevent germ invasion. Apple a Day? One should eat nutritious foods. Runny McRunnerson. Get plenty of exercise. Hop, hop, hop. Snoozer, the Snoozer. Huh? Oh, get enough sleep. Time for my nap. Stethoscope, the Bold? Breathe deep and get
regular medical checkups. Thank you, advisors. By taking your advice,
we should be safe. What was that? It’s a germ invasion. Despite our best efforts,
germs can sometimes still get into the body. We need a hero. We need– The Fellowship of the Immune
System, Defenders of the Realm. Greeting, I am Sir Nurb
Nurblington the Third, Knight of the Immune System. Sir Nurb Nurblington the Third? Are you serious? That’s the worst name I’ve– As I was saying, Nurb
Nurblington the Third, the handsomest knight in the
kingdom, came to save the day. Do not fear the germ
hold, Your Highness, for we have the immune system
and the work of cells, tissues, and organs that work together
to keep one healthy and fight infections. Immune System, assemble. The immune system is made up of
two different kinds of cells. Often called white blood
cells, lymphocytes, present. These guys allow the body
to remember and recognize previous invaders
to destroy them. Phagocytes, on deck. These guys chew up and
devour invading germs. Go forth and fight
immune system cells. They can make us sick, but
they’ll never take our freedom. So that’s it? Those cells went off to fight? Yes, Your Highness. But the lore for Castle
Chloe’s health has just begun. There are battles being
fought all over the castle, as we speak. Some major battlegrounds in
the immune system’s fight against germs are the body’s
tonsils and lymph nodes. Oh, so that’s why I have swollen
glands on the sides of my neck. It’s the immune system
cells in my lymph nodes working hard to remove
germs and make me better. Exactomundo. Another battleground is
located in the spleen, an organ tucked under your
rib cage, on the left. The spleen, like lymph nodes,
helps you fight infections. [COUGHING] All of that is going
on inside me right now? Can I do anything to
help the good guys win? You sure can. Sometimes your body
can’t do it all and needs some help
when it’s sick. That’s when you call
in, the reinforcements. Grandpa Jebediah Nurb,
you know what to do. Fire the antibiotics. You only take antibiotics when
you have a bacterial infection. Only a doctor can say if
you need an antibiotic and you need a prescription. Once again, please
see your doctor. This message was approved by
the Chloe and Nurb Association. Wow. I had no idea there was an epic
battle going on in my body. No wonder I’m so tired. Yeah. It can take a while
for your immune system to knock out all
of the bad germs. The best thing
you can do to help is to take care of yourself
and get lots of rest. [SNORING] Yup, exactly like that. The immune system
continued to fight, and all through the
land, people thanked they’re heroes, The Fellowship
of the Immune System, Defenders of the Realm. Nurb, I’m trying to sleep. Sorry.


  • Reply Crystal Christensen November 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    This video is informative but cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lambs Eating Chocolate November 21, 2014 at 5:11 am

    @KidsHealthVideos When will you make another episode? Please do how the brain works!

  • Reply Ishroop Randhawa February 27, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Seriously Nerb? Sir Nerb Nerblington the Third? LOL.

  • Reply Frost's PetShops March 13, 2015 at 4:49 am

    These cute animated videos are so much fun!

  • Reply Chimera Dubh May 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    it is a cute video

  • Reply Sharon Hocutt August 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    01:33 GIF THAT

  • Reply Meriam Ahmed December 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Looooooool nerb nerblinton the third

  • Reply Mohamed Khedr March 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    My you please add one on the circulatory system and respiratory system.

  • Reply Anusha Varsha March 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    this video was very intresting ,funny and informative for kids

  • Reply Richard James Balaka March 14, 2016 at 3:09 am

    this is more simpler than simple

  • Reply Naniek Hardiyani May 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I never heard about this before?

  • Reply maria lazcano May 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I like it so much

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