An intracellular compartment in a host cell which increases the efficiency of viral replication and/or assembly, and shields the virus from host defenses. Viral factories can be either cytoplasmic or nuclear and often arise from extensive rearrangement of host cell cytoskeletal and/or cell membrane compartments. (Gene Ontology, GO_0039713)
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1 proteins localized to the viral factory cellular component from the COMPARTMENTS Curated Protein Localization Evidence Scores dataset.