# Help Zone

### Student Question

Secondary III • 1mo.

I have a genuine question, why do we have more white blood cells when we get infected? I never understood that.

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## Explanations (2)

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I have the same question like you but i am learning
about it at school and i am in fifth grade. And i am not
sure if we learn it in 5th grade or high school 3
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• Explanation from Alloprof

Explanation from Alloprof

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Team Alloprof • 1mo.

Hi !

When you are infected by a desease for example, your body needs to fight it. To do that, it will produce more white blood cells wich have a large rôle in the immune system.

There are different types of white blood cells with different functions. If you have any other questions, feel free to come back !