By: Breanna Osborne


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

Examples of an arbovirus

  • Encephalitis
  • Dengue
  • Yellow Fever
  • West Nile


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.