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Arbovirus is the name given to Arthropod-borne viruses, that is, viruses that are transmitted to vertebrates, such as people and mammals, by blood-feeding insects called arthropods, such as mosquitoes. Vertebrate infection occurs when the infected insect bites an animal or person and takes a blood meal.
Researchers reveal potential therapeutic treatment for alphavirus infections

Researchers reveal potential therapeutic treatment for alphavirus infections

Inflammatory response to mosquito bites can help spread viral infections

Inflammatory response to mosquito bites can help spread viral infections

ZIKA virus can be transmitted sexually, confirms Inserm study

ZIKA virus can be transmitted sexually, confirms Inserm study

ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, Europe

ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, Europe

More effort needed to reduce risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the U.S. and Mexico

More effort needed to reduce risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the U.S. and Mexico

Dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes spreading to new areas, warn scientists

Dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes spreading to new areas, warn scientists

Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes increase risk of West Nile virus

Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes increase risk of West Nile virus

Prevention against EEE and West Nile virus is within everyone's control

Prevention against EEE and West Nile virus is within everyone's control

New method of testing for West Nile virus

New method of testing for West Nile virus

Combination strategies more effective for reducing population of tiger mosquitos

Combination strategies more effective for reducing population of tiger mosquitos

Combination of strategies reduces more than half the number of tiger mosquitos

Combination of strategies reduces more than half the number of tiger mosquitos

Strong 'innate immunity' effective in chikungunya patients

Strong 'innate immunity' effective in chikungunya patients

Chikungunya virus spreads to new vectors

Chikungunya virus spreads to new vectors

First draft of the genome sequence of Aedes aegypti mosquito

First draft of the genome sequence of Aedes aegypti mosquito

Los Angeles health officials urge public to take preventative measures against West Nile virus

Los Angeles health officials urge public to take preventative measures against West Nile virus