Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Arbovirus Infection Overview

What is an arbovirus infection?
People with an arbovirus infection have a viral illness that is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito or tick. Examples of arbovirus infections include Dengue fever, yellow fever, and West Nile virus.

What are the symptoms of an arbovirus infection?
The most common symptoms of an arbovirus infection include body aches, fever, chills, and headache. Other symptoms include swollen glands, rash, and vomiting.

How does the doctor treat an arbovirus infection?
Treatment for an arbovirus infection includes general supportive care and fever control. Antiviral medications may be effective in some cases.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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