Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body | Krulwich Wonders | NPR

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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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Credit: Robert Krulwich, David Bolinsky, Jason Orfanon

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Trrristan says:

"unfortunate man's nose"
Unfortunate..unfortunate… with such large nostrils, luck has nothing to with it !

Chiro Videos TV says:

Was this narrated for children or just Americans?

sr singh says:

is virus dead or alive ?

Uddhav Gaikwad says:

i like this

IT MATTERS says:

I am just trying hard not to like any comment with flu or sick written subconscious mind if u know what I mean

Alex Roman says:

Sneaky little fuckers!

Garfield Budd says:

How does a Plague Inc. type virus work?

Rae Love says:

This is why i hate when nasty folks sneeze and cough without using their elbow or a tissue

Phytealia says:

White blood cells are probably my most favourite cell. I think i am the only one who has a fave cell XD. Thats sad.

furstenfeldbruck says:

When I heard that slurp sound I thought my wife was under my desk

Zech Eastwood says:

this stupid virus is always hunting me whenever my immune system drops a certain value gauge by how tired my body is.. I need a good quality sleep which is 8 hours per day.. and keep my immune systems top notch all the time.. I really hate it when flu gets me.. massive headache, never ending snot, sneeze etc.. this virus is like an old football player that still does not wanted to retire.. what a bummer..

Cari says:

This video kind of sucks because the narrator doesn't explains well

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