arbovirus

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arbovirus

[′är·bə‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
Small, arthropod-borne animal viruses that are unstable at room temperature and inactivated by sodium deoxycholate; cause several types of encephalitis. Also known as arthropod-borne virus.
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Established as a field in the late 1950s, arbovirology is the study of arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses).
Dr Travassos da Rosa is a senior researcher in the Department of Arbovirology and Hemorrhagic Fevers of the Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ananindeua, Brazil, where she is responsible for rabies and hantavirus laboratories.
htm) were relatively low-passage isolates obtained from the virus collection of the Department of Arbovirology and Hemorrhagic Fevers, Evandro Chagas Institute (Ananindeua, Brazil).