Arboviruses

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.
 
Alphaviruses
Examples of alphaviruses include:
 
Flaviviruses
Examples of flaviviruses include:
 
Bunyaviruses
Bunyaviruses include illnesses such as:
 

Types of Encephalitis

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