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What is Kyasanur forest disease?

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Asked by tanuja, 08 May '13 03:40 pm
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This disease is near by Sorab which is in Sagar Taluk, Shimoga Dist.
Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also referred to as monkey fever is an infectious bleeding disease in monkey and human caused by a highly pathogenic virus called KFD virus (KFDV). KFDV is of zoonotic origin (originating from animals) and it is transmitted primarily by infective tick, Haemaphysalis spinigera. Rodents, shrews, monkeys and birds upon tick bite become reservoir for this virus. KFDV's common targets among monkeys are langur (Semnopithecus entellus, earlier classified Presbytis entellus) and bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata). A high number of these monkeys' death was seen in the Kyasanur Forest region of Shimoga District of Karnataka State in southern India in 1955. The first epidemic season of KFD in human was observed in Jan - May, 1956 when four villages were affected. In 1957, KFD spread to more than 20 villages and by 2003 it had affected more than 70 villages in four districts adjacent to Shimoga in west ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 08 May '13 03:44 pm

 
  
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Kyasanur forest disease is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to South Asia
Answered by Psycho, 08 May '13 03:41 pm

 
  
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Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to South Asia.[1] The disease is caused by a virus belonging to the family flaviviridae, which also includes yellow fever and dengue fever.
Answered by rajan, 08 May '13 03:41 pm

 
  
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