Inside the viruses

 

Viruses are tiny infectious agents, which can only be seen with the aid of powerful microscopes, and that only reproduce within cells (1).

 

 

Mosquito virus, human disease

 

Arboviruses are viruses transmitted to humans by arthropods (1), an animal group that includes mosquitoes and other beings with articulated legs (2).

 

 

Get to know the dengue, zika, chikungunya and yellow fever viruses.

 

Learn how the virus behaves in the mosquito's body.

 

What does the virus do when it enters the human body?

 

 

 

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1. Shope RE, Meegan JM. Arboviruses. In: Viral Infections of Humans. Springer; 1997. p. 151–83.

 

2. Manton SM. The Arthropoda: habits, functional morphology, and evolution. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977.