OverviewMany arthropods are capable of carrying disease. This illustration shows some of the general characteristics of arthropods.
Update Date 10/20/2013
Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.