It enters the body through various methods:
- Scratch from an infected sharp object
- Carbon bone fiber
Once it's in the body, it blends in with the blood cells and is hard to spot unless you know what you're looking for. It will lie dormant until it's activated by a microwave signal that can penetrate even a bomb shelter(ie. Division's underground Headquarters) which would result in the blood cells within the host's body to literally explode.
There's only two known ways to combat the nanovirus:
- An antidote
- Death of the host body for at least 20 minutes