Definition of arbovirus
: any of various RNA viruses (such as the causative agents of equine encephalitis, sandfly fever, and West Nile virus) transmitted chiefly by arthropods
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Dr. John Cmar of Sinai Hospital is a specialist in infectious diseases and provides some perspective on Zika and other arboviruses — that is, diseases spread by bugs, mosquitoes and ticks.
Unfortunately, arboviruses like Zika are notoriously difficult to control, says Murdock.
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Origin and Etymology of arbovirus
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
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