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Caption: This is a model of herpes virus spread from neuron to skin cell: Herpes virus particles move via axonal transport inside a neuron. Upon exiting the neuron, only one or two viral particles enter the susceptible skin cell, resulting in a bottleneck that restricts viral spread.
Credit: Image courtesy of Matthew Taylor
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