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How does a virus cause symptoms we see? Other than it causing cells to maybe burst what else is it doing?
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How does a virus cause symptoms we see? Other than it causing cells to maybe burst what else is it doing?
thank you

Hi! The symptoms we feel as a result of a virus is due to the immune response of the body. For example, a temperature is part of the body raising up the heat to kill the virus. A sore throat is the movement of T-cells to kill a pathogen. These are all part of the immune system trying to kill viruses. Hope this helps.
If a virus or other pathogens in general causes an illness with appropriate symptoms, it comes to an immune response of the immune system. Fever named above for instance leads to the extension of blood vessels in order to send more anti bodies, macrophages or T-cells faster to the location of infection. Some symptoms are characteristic for certain illnesses and show which tissue or organ is affected and thus make clear where the viruses or pathogens excactly affect the body.

Maybe my answer to your question helped you.
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