The International Catalog of Arboviruses Including Certain Other Viruses of Vertebrates
is a registry for the benefit of those studying arboviruses. The Subcommittee on Information
Exchange (SIE) of the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV) is responsible for
the dissemination of all data submitted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains
the Arbovirus Catalog.
The Catalog is meant primarily for the description of those
viruses biologically transmitted by arthropods in nature and actually or potentially infectious
for humans or domestic animals. The criteria for these qualifications are liberally interpreted.
Viruses which are antigenically related to known arthropod-transmitted viruses or which have other
characteristics suggesting that they belong in this category of viruses are accepted for
registration. In addition, a limited number of viruses of vertebrates that are not normally
transmitted by arthropods, but which may be of particular interest to arbovirologists for a
variety of reasons, may be considered for registration.