arbovirus

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Spotlight on Zika Virus: An insect-borne STD?
Feb 5, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of Zika virus. It’s a relatively unknown mosquito-borne infection that causes only mild illness and is...

With Summer Comes Mosquitoes: Australia Health Dept. Warns of Ross River Virus
Dec 12, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

On December 9, Australia’s Northern Territory health department warned residents that this season’s mosquito numbers and high tide do not bode well...

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Sudan
Oct 31, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

The mystery fever affecting Darfur has been identified as yellow fever, according to the WHO. Yellow fever is an arbovirus (an acronym for arthropod...