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INFECTIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPOD- AND RODENT-BORNE VIRUSES is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Microbiology and Pathogenesis

Most zoonotic viruses only incidentally infect and produce disease in humans; only a few agents are regularly spread among humans by arthropods.

  • The major families of arthropod- and rodent-borne viruses include the Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Reoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, and Togaviridae—all RNA viruses.
  • Arthropod-borne viruses infect the vector after a blood meal from a viremic vertebrate (usually nonhuman); after spreading throughout the vector and ultimately reaching the salivary glands, the viruses can be transmitted to another vertebrate during a blood meal.
  • Humans become infected with rodent-borne viruses by inhalation of aerosols containing the viruses and through close contact with chronically infected rodents and their excreta.

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Loscalzo, Joseph, et al., editors. "INFECTIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPOD- and RODENT-BORNE VIRUSES." Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 19th ed., McGraw Hill Inc., 2017. harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623272/all/INFECTIONS_CAUSED_BY_ARTHROPOD__AND_RODENT_BORNE_VIRUSES.
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPOD- AND RODENT-BORNE VIRUSES. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. 19th ed. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623272/all/INFECTIONS_CAUSED_BY_ARTHROPOD__AND_RODENT_BORNE_VIRUSES. Accessed April 23, 2019.
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPOD- AND RODENT-BORNE VIRUSES. (2017). In Loscalzo, J., Jameson, J. L., Longo, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Fauci, A. S., & Kasper, D. L. (Eds.), Harrison's Manual of Medicine. Available from https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623272/all/INFECTIONS_CAUSED_BY_ARTHROPOD__AND_RODENT_BORNE_VIRUSES
INFECTIONS CAUSED BY ARTHROPOD- and RODENT-BORNE VIRUSES [Internet]. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, editors. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623272/all/INFECTIONS_CAUSED_BY_ARTHROPOD__AND_RODENT_BORNE_VIRUSES.
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