Arboviruses in the East African Community partner states: a review of medically important mosquito-borne Arboviruses

The East African Community is a fast-growing network composed of six member states (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan). These states recently agreed to share a common passport (The East African Community Passport) that allows them the freedom of transport and trade between their borders. This freedom, however, maybe a reason for future arbovirus outbreaks within the community if the right strategies are not put in place to monitor and control the spread of arboviruses within the partner states. This review highlights the common mosquito-borne arboviruses common within the partner states and a few factors that may lead to future arbovirus outbreaks within the states. A more in-depth read on the topic can be obtained freely using the following link