Written by Tim Inglis

The arboviruses are a diverse group of over 500 RNA viruses that have in common their ability to cause infection after the bite of an arthropod vector. The most important vectors of arbovirus infection are mosquitoes, but some of these infections are transmitted by ticks or sandflies. The most important arbovirus infections in global terms include yellow fever, dengue and Japanese encephalitis. 

Learning resources on arbovirus infections include study materials for the FACTM pt 1 exam and links out to other health information websites.