Five Ways Viruses Can Whack the Mitochondria

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Dr. Courtney Craig's colorful take on five ways viruses can whack the mitochondria. It turns out that disabling the energy centers of the cells is one of their top strategies....

Many common viruses rely on hijacking your cell’s mitochondria in order to replicate and thrive. Others indirectly cause mitochondrial damage in order to survive.

With exquisite execution, viruses have developed tactics akin to a well-planned siege. Espionage, blitzkrieg, intracellular mutiny…viruses are often victorious, causing long term problems for the host. Life-long infection, persistent reactivation, and cancer promotion are all well-established consequences of viral infection.
 

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