Arboviruses

By: Breanna Osborne

Definition

Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, or other anthropods.

Examples of an arbovirus

  • Encephalitis
  • Dengue
  • Yellow Fever
  • West Nile

Diagnosis

Serologic tests and viral culture are available for diagnostic testing for evidence of infection of arboviruses.

Arbovirus Frequency

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.

Possible Complications

Some of the diseases can result in death if not treated.

Target Audience

It mostly targets people over 50 with a weak immune system.