Barbarians at the Gate / Single Project

Media Details

Media ID: SYM0035
Client: Scientific
Created on: 2003-03-21
Published on: 2004-04-14
Dimensions: 2250 x 3000 pixels

Type: Illustration

Audiences: Scientific

Keywords: virus, cell, infection, immune system, camouflage, attack, defense, protection, disease, evasion

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Description

Viruses can rapidly infiltrate a host and hide from the immune system. One of the many ways that they do this is by entering cells and hide. At some point, the virus will replicate and these will exit the cell in great quantities.

This illustration servers to highlight how virus can also evade the immune system by mimicking its envelope to look like that of the host's immune system-facing environment.

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