Kyasanur Forest disease


Kyasanur Forest disease
Kya·sa·nur For·est disease .kya-sə-'nu̇r-'fȯr-əst- n a disease caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Kyasanur Forest disease virus) that is characterized by fever, headache, diarrhea, and intestinal bleeding and is transmitted by immature ticks of the genus Haemaphysalis

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a severe type of hemorrhagic fever seen in the Mysore State of India, caused by a flavivirus called the Kyasanur Forest disease virus. The usual animal reservoirs are monkeys and voles, and the vector for human infection is ticks of the genus Haemaphysalis. Besides the fever and hemorrhagic manifestations, there is also a rash.

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