Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted by biting arthropod vectors. The viruses are genetically diverse and are from several different virus families, including Bunyaviridae, Togaviridae and Flaviviridae. The arthropod vectors are also varied, predominantly mosquitoes and ticks, but also include sandflies, lice, mites and bedbugs. Several emerging and re-emerging neglected diseases and zoonoses (infections that can pass between animals and humans) are caused by arboviruses, with vaccines available for only a few of these infections. Disease incidence has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades, Dengue fever being the most common and responsible for 96 million cases worldwide every year.
NCPV supplies hundreds of authenticated cultures and nucleic acids including examples of most of the common arbovirus species. You can now download our leaflet with all of our available strains.
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