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5. What is the progression of the viral cell?

Once the virus gets into the body through body fluids it then settles into the liver cell where it replicates in the liver cell and winds up essentially killing the liver cell that it invaded but before it does, it releases multiple viral particles into the liver and that little diagram in the right corner there shows you that after a while the liver cells become very populated with the virus. Because of the size of this virus you can even actually see evidence of it under a light microscope. If you take a piece of liver from someone who has hepatitis, you can see the majority of the cells in the liver are infected and that of course leads to the complications of the disease.