- Arboviruses ×
January 28, 2019
The name ‘arbovirus’ is an acronym for arthropod-borne virus, referring to viruses that are transmitted by arthropods, for example mosquitoes and ticks. Well known arboviruses include dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and Zika virus. Although malaria is mosquito-borne, it is a protist, not a virus, and so is not an arbovirus.
September 13, 2018
The Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of Avian Viruses Focused Meeting took place at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK, between 3–4 September. We've turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
August 17, 2018
West Nile Fever is a disease spread to humans and horses by mosquitoes. In Europe this year, there have been 230 cases of West Nile Fever, and 17 deaths. This month, we spoke with an expert to discuss where the virus comes from, what influences disease spread, and what infection looks like:
January 23, 2017
In this edition of our On the Horizon series, we take a look at an obscure virus that may cause an important emerging disease in 2017, or may remain in obscurity for much of the world.
September 8, 2015
For a lot of people, getting bitten by a mosquito is an unpleasant experience, leaving an angry red wheal that can last a few days. But aside from the irritation and itchiness it can cause, could the inflammation from bites actually make infections spread by mosquitoes worse? Today at the Society’s International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, Dr Clive McKimmie will talk about his group’s research on immune responses to mosquito bites and how the bites themselves may be involved in viral disease.
January 21, 2015
Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a poorly understood group of diseases, but they have entered the public consciousness in unprecedented fashion due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
August 6, 2014
Chikungunya, an emerging viral infection carried by mosquitoes, has been making headlines across the US over the past few weeks. But what is Chikungunya? How does it spread? Jon Fuhrmann investigates.