How a Virus Invades the Human Body


Mon, May 27th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Old npr video but still a good one, explaining how viruses enter the body and, once there, how they turn your body to work for them, instead.

When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.



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