arborvirus definition

  • noun:
    • a big heterogeneous selection of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they are recovered from arthropods, bats, and rats; the majority are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic notion of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that prey on bloodstream; they could cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
    • a large heterogeneous band of RNA viruses divisible into groups in line with the virions; they've been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rats; the majority are borne by arthropods; they have been linked by the epidemiologic notion of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that prey on blood; they can cause moderate fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis

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