I make little children and babies sick. I like to live in their nasal cavities, throat, and other dark warm places where they can cough and sneeze me on to other people!
I cause breathing problems and if I don't get cured, I can become very deadly! Muahahahaha!
Now, come see a video about me, The HIBster!
I reproduce because when I stick to cells lining the respiratory tract, because of a special protein called hemagglutinin. I shed my coat when I can finally get into someone, then the RNA will go into the nucleus of the host cell and because the enzymes they will help reproduce me.