By: Breanna Osborne
Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, or other anthropods.
Examples of an arbovirus
- Yellow Fever
- West Nile
Serologic tests and viral culture are available for diagnostic testing for evidence of infection of arboviruses.
Globally, dengue is the most common arboviral disease, with 40% of the world population living in areas with dengue virus transmission. There is about 100 million cases annually, but only a small percent of those result in death.
Some of the diseases can result in death if not treated.
It mostly targets people over 50 with a weak immune system.