Insect-Specific Virus Discovery: Significance for the Arbovirus Community

  title={Insect-Specific Virus Discovery: Significance for the Arbovirus Community},
  author={Bethany G. Bolling and Scott C. Weaver and Robert B. Tesh and Nikos Vasilakis and Karyn N Johnson},
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses), especially those transmitted by mosquitoes, are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in humans and animals worldwide. Recent discoveries indicate that mosquitoes are naturally infected with a wide range of other viruses, many within taxa occupied by arboviruses that are considered insect-specific. Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in the literature describing novel insect-specific virus detection in mosquitoes, which has… CONTINUE READING
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