What is another word for arbovirus?

4 synonyms found


[ ˈɑːbəvˌa͡ɪɹəs], [ ˈɑːbəvˌa‍ɪɹəs], [ ˈɑː_b_ə_v_ˌaɪ_ɹ_ə_s]

Arbovirus is a term used to describe a group of viruses that are transmitted to humans by arthropods such as mosquitoes, ticks, and sandflies. These viruses are responsible for a range of human diseases, including yellow fever, dengue fever, and West Nile fever. There are several synonyms for the word arbovirus, including arthropod-borne virus, arthropod-vector virus, and mosquito-borne virus. The term arthropod-borne virus is commonly used in the medical community, as it describes the mode of transmission of these viruses. The term mosquito-borne virus is also frequently used as mosquitoes are the most common arthropod vector of these viruses.

Synonyms for Arbovirus:

How to use "Arbovirus" in context?

Arbovirus is a type of virus that primarily targets plants, but can also infect other animals. There are dozens of different arboviruses, but only a few dozen cause major outbreaks in humans. AFM ( Australian fungal meningoencephalitis) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) are two examples.

Most arboviruses are spread through the bites of infected insects. However, a few (including SARS-CoV) spread through contact with respiratory secretions, such as saliva or mucus. None of the arboviruses spread through contact with blood.

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