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what is the differences between immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis ?

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what is the differences between immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis ?
and what is the difference in their usage in communicable and noncommunicable diseases ? are they used for 1ry or 2ry prevention or both ?

please if you provide examples I will be very thankful for you

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Immunoprohylaxis refers to prophylaxis against disease vis andministration of vaccines, immunoglobulins etc. VZIg in chicken pox exposed

Chemoprphylaxis refers to prevention of disease transmission vis administration of drugs. Eg. doxycycline prophylaxis for Malaria, Isoniazid prohylaxis in PTB.

answered Aug 21, 2015 by losty
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