arborvirus


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ar·bor·vi·rus

(ar'bōr-vī'rŭs),
Obsolete term for arbovirus.
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arbovirus

A large, heterogeneous group of single-stranded RNA viruses with an envelope surrounding the capsid, which are so named as most are transmitted by the saliva of haematophagous arthropod bites, i.e., are arthropod-borne.
 
Clinical findings
Most arboviral infections are mild, but may include haemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, systemic fever complex and hepatitis.
 
Vectors
Mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks.
 
Families
Arenavirus, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, Reoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Toagaviridae.
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