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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.
Brain-infecting virus has spread across the US at record rates this year

Brain-infecting virus has spread across the US at record rates this year

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Study shows urgent need for long-term follow up of Zika-exposed infants

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

Mechanisms of insecticide resistance impact transmission of West Nile virus

Mechanisms of insecticide resistance impact transmission of West Nile virus

Research finds large genome in tiny forest defoliator

Research finds large genome in tiny forest defoliator

Why Mosquitoes prefer some people over others: Genetic discovery

Why Mosquitoes prefer some people over others: Genetic discovery

Yellow fever virus can be transmitted via tiger mosquitoes, shows research

Yellow fever virus can be transmitted via tiger mosquitoes, shows research

Study paves new way for development of vaccines against epidemics

Study paves new way for development of vaccines against epidemics

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Zika virus found to specifically kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Review highlights emerging public health threat of Powassan virus infection in North America

Review highlights emerging public health threat of Powassan virus infection in North America

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