Address for correspondence: Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus
and Hemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research, BernhardNocht-Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany; email: jonassi@gmx.
Understanding the epidemiology of an arbovirus
gives an indication as to which intervention strategy to follow to combat the disease.
surveillance from 1990 to 1995 in the Barkedji area (Ferlo) of Senegal, a possible natural focus of Rift Valley fever virus.
A field study on the effects of Fort Morgan virus, an arbovirus
transmitted by swallow bugs, on the reproductive success of Cliff Swallows and symbiotic House Sparrows in Morgan County, Colorado, 1976.
infections along the south coast of New South Wales.
Its objectives were to describe 1) national capacities for surveillance for WNV and other arboviruses
in the 50 states and 6 ELC-funded LHDs in 2012 and changes since 2004; 2) surveillance capacities of LHDs with historically high WNV burdens but no direct federal funding and how they compare with those in ELC-supported LHDs; and 3) the outstanding needs to bring US arbovirus
surveillance to full capacity.
AKU and the University of Florida are launching a pilot project in Sindh to detect arbovirus
cases and in this context patients with febrile illness from Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Larkana, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas will be recruited and tested for a range of viruses.
The diseases caused by arbovirus
are increasingly becoming common causes of severe febrile disease that can progress to long-term physical or cognitive impairment or result in early death.
Maddox: Is arbovirus
testing widely performed in hospital and commercial laboratories?
Ganjam virus (GANV), a tick-borne arbovirus
of veterinary importance causing high morbidity and mortality to exotic and crossbred sheep and goats, is widely prevalent in India (1).
The fourteen chapters in this book discuss topics in arbovirus
infections, diseases carried by arthropods such as ticks and mosquitoes.
gov/dph under A for arbovirus
in the Health Topics A to Z index.