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Arbo-France: a French network for the study of human and animal arboviruses Volume 24, issue 3, Mai-Juin 2020

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Xavier de Lamballerie au nom du groupe de pilotage Arbo-France 1
1 Unité des Virus Émergents (UVE), Aix-Marseille University, IRD 190, Inserm 1207, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France
2 Institut Pasteur, Département de Virologie, Arbovirus et Insectes Vecteurs, Paris, France
* Correspondance

Arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses) are viruses of humans and/or animals transmitted by hematophagous arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, blackflies, sandflies, horseflies, culicoides, etc.) from an animal reservoir or infected individual. They are a heterogeneous set of viruses – mostly RNA-enveloped – belonging to different families and genera. There are more than 550 arboviruses, of which about 100 are pathogenic to humans and nearly 40 cause identified animal diseases [...]