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How do white blood cells protect the body?

White blood cells in the body can attack pathogens, which are micro-organisms which cause disease. 

The white blood cells can ingest the pathogen, produce antibodies which destroy a particular pathogen, or produce antitoxins which get rid of the harmful substances, or toxins, that the pathogen produces.

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