Illnesses Caused by Arboviruses

Arboviruses can cause four types of illness:
  • Mild fever illnesses, with or without rash
  • Hemorrhagic fevers that can be serious and life-threatening
  • Arthritis and rash, with or without fever.

Types of Arboviruses

More than 100 arboviruses cause disease in humans. Most of these are classified into groups, or families. Among the best known groups are:
  • Alphaviruses
  • Flaviviruses
  • Bunyaviruses.
Each causes specific types of illness, which the following sections explain.
Examples of alphaviruses include:
Examples of flaviviruses include:
Bunyaviruses include illnesses such as:

Types of Encephalitis

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