Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body

Published Online: Monday, January 28, 2013
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
In this video from NPR, science journalist Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky demonstrate how an influenza virus enters a human cell, where it bursts, penetrates the cell’s nucleus, uses the cell’s own mechanisms to replicate itself millions of times over, and emerges to infect other cells. They also discuss how the body’s immune system helps to fight off viruses.

Related Articles
The FDA has expanded its approval of Protein Sciences Corp’s Flublok influenza vaccine to cover patients aged 50 years and older, thus permitting its use in all adults.
Tracking influenza vaccination among health care personnel through an automated system enhances their immunization compliance while reducing their administrative burden.
While there is currently no standard treatment, vaccine, or cure for Ebola, there are still some experimental treatments in 3 drug class with more to come.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$