Synonyms

1. arbovirus

noun. a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis.

Synonyms

  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Togaviridae
  • Flaviviridae
  • Reoviridae
  • arborvirus
  • virus
  • Bunyaviridae

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