Flu On You!

November 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;11/7/2008, Vol. 87 Issue 9, p6
The article offers a close-up look at an enlarged flu virus. The virus which can be only seen with a microscope and which constantly changes in shape, attacks cells in the nose, throat and lungs. The virus is composed of ribonucleic acid (RNA), capsid, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase. An image that shows how a flu virus takes over a host cell is presented.


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