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What does the rubella virus attack?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing really
The rubella virus doesn't really attack anything.
It focuses only on making more of itself. It starts in the nose usually and then go to the blood. The symptoms of rubella are from our body attacking the virus to get rid of it and in the process effecting cells that are infected. Rubella is a big deal in pregnancy because it can cross the placenta and get into the baby.

In brief: Nothing really
The rubella virus doesn't really attack anything.
It focuses only on making more of itself. It starts in the nose usually and then go to the blood. The symptoms of rubella are from our body attacking the virus to get rid of it and in the process effecting cells that are infected. Rubella is a big deal in pregnancy because it can cross the placenta and get into the baby.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Like all viruses,
it enters the body's cells, and hijacks the cell's replication apparatus to make more copies of itself.
In the process the cell is damaged destroyed, and the virus reproduces.

In brief: Like all viruses,
it enters the body's cells, and hijacks the cell's replication apparatus to make more copies of itself.
In the process the cell is damaged destroyed, and the virus reproduces.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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