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arbovirus meaning

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  • Noun: arbovirus
    1. A large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
      - arborvirus

    Derived forms: arboviruses

    Type of: virus

    Encyclopedia: Arbovirus


  • [Medicine]
    Arthropod-borne viruses. A non-taxonomic designation for viruses that can replicate in both vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors. Included are some members of the following families: ARENAVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; TOGAVIRIDAE; and FLAVIVIRIDAE. (From Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology,2nd ed) n : any of a group of RNA viruses (as the causative agents of encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue) transmitted by arthropods

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  1. Unlike other arboviruses, BTV lacks a lipid envelope.
  2. The La Crosse encephalitis virus is a type of arbovirus called a bunyavirus.
  3. The Bunyaviridae are one of several families of arboviruses.
  4. Most conclude that Arbovirus is, at its basis, a rock band.
  5. Keeping track of such illnesses is the Arbovirus Lab's stock in trade.

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