Emerging and lesser-known arboviruses impacting animal and human health

A Faraji1, G Molaei, T Andreadis. J Med Entomol, 60(6), 2023, 1139–1141.


In an effort to address problems surrounding emerging vector-borne pathogens, we have dedicated a series of Forum Articles for a special issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology titled “Emerging and Lesser-Known Arboviruses Impacting Animal and Human Health”. It is our hope that this series will further contribute to our understanding of these lesser-known arboviruses for the benefit of vector control personnel, clinicians, and public health stewards within a One Health approach. This issue will encompass arboviruses transmitted by biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae), and hard ticks (Ixodida: Ixodidae).

Note: Included within this series are papers on Cache Valley, Jamestown Canyon and Snow shoe hare, viruses thought to occur in California [see Reeves’ Monograph published by the MVCAC], but not included within current molecular surveillance diagnostics.