By: Sidney Steinsberger
Flu Causes and Risk Factors
This Virus can be treated by taking medicines such as Tamiflu, Relenza, or Oseltamivir along with lots of rest and fluids.
Wash your hands before touching your face!
Replication of Influenza
The influenza virus's main targets are skin cells in the upper and lower respiratory tract. The first step is the virus connecting to an acid receptor in order to get to the membrane. Then, the second step is the cell's membrane absorbing the virus. After that, the cell gets delivered to the endosomes in step four and gets broken down. Unfortunately, the virus's genetic material make it out. The virus then goes out of the endosomes and is delivered to the cell's nucleus. In result, the cell replicates the virus's RNA. When the virus has finished replicating, all the new viruses permeates the cell’s membrane, killing the cell, to find another host. This cycle is called the Lysogenic cycle.