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Arbovirus

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Arboviruses are infections transmitted through bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects. Types of arboviruses include West Nile virus, Zika virus, and dengue fever. Arboviruses can cause serious complications, such as encephalitis (brain swelling and inflammation). Infectious disease physicians help identify arboviruses and ensure you receive the care you need to reduce short- and long-term effects.

Because arboviruses are not caused by bacteria, antibiotics do not help treat these conditions. Physicians work to support you while your body fights the virus.

Why Choose UHealth?

Advanced, specialized care to fight infections. From the latest diagnostic techniques to the newest evidence-based medicines, our infectious disease physicians offer specialized care for many infectious diseases including HIV, cytomegalovirus, fungal infections, mycobacterial infections, and more. We create personalized treatment plans based on the cause of your infection and your health to prevent and fight bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. You’ll have access to expert physicians, more treatment options, and supportive care that focuses on your needs.

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Treatments

  • Fever Reduction

    Physicians can lower your fever using medicines and other techniques. Lowering fevers can help prevent the long-term effects of a virus, such as hearing loss.

  • Fluid Replacement

    To prevent dehydration, you may receive fluids intravenously (through an IV).

  • Respiratory Support

    You may require respiratory support, such as extra oxygen or mechanical ventilation, to help you breathe while your body fights the infection.


Tests

  • Blood Tests

    Blood tests allow doctors to identify arboviruses and create a personalized treatment plan.

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.