SYMPOSIUM: VIRUS DISEASES. Arboviruses
Zakład Patologii Molekularnej i Neuropatologii Katedry Onkologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi (Paweł P. Liberski, Beata Sikorska) 
Zakład Diagnostyki Wirusologicznej Katedry Biologii Molekularnej, Biochemii i Biofarmacji Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej (Jolanta Bratosiewicz-Wąsik, Joanna Smoleń, Tomasz J. Wąsik, Piotr Kruszyński) 
 
Correspondence to: prof. dr hab. n. med. Paweł P. Liberski, Zakład Patologii Molekularnej i Neuropatologii Katedry Onkologii UMŁ, ul. Czechosłowacka 8/10, 92-216 Łódź 
Aktualn Neurol 2007, 7 (2), p. 85-95
ABSTRACT

In this review we covered encephalitides and other sequelae of arbovirus infections. A family Flaviviridae along with families Togaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Reoviridae and Arenaviridae had been previously classified as Arboviridae (arthropod-borne). In spite of a significant diversity of viruses of the Arboviridae group, the term “arboviruses” is still useful and widely used. Here we covered viruses spread by ticks: tick-borne encephalitis virus, Powassan, Russian spring summer encephalitis virus, Kyasanur forest disease virus, Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, louping ill and by mosquitos: yellow fever virus, Wesselsbron virus, Ilheus virus, Japanese B encephalitis virus, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, West Nile virus and Dengue hemorrhagic fever virus as well as a Modoc group. Togaviruses comprise Eastern, Western and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus while fleboviruses, Rift Valley virus. Coltiviruses comprise Colorado thick fever virus.

Keywords: arboviruses, neuropathology, encephalitides, tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese B encephalitis, dengue