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Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Kyasanur forest Disease: A review article

Sunith R, Prem Kumar R and Rajanna R
Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a emerging tick borne zoonotic disease caused by Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus (KFDV), discovered in 1957, which belongs to member of the genus Flavivirus and family Flaviviridae. It causes acute febrile hemorrhagic illness in humans and in two species of monkeys the black faced langur (Presbytis entellus) and the bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) particularly in southern part of India. The disease is transmitted to monkeys and humans by infective tick Haemaphysalis spinigera. Seasonal outbreaks are expected to occur during the months of January to June. The aim of this paper is to briefly summarize the epidemiology, mode of transmission of KFD virus, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of the disease.
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How to cite this article:
Sunith R, Prem Kumar R, Rajanna R. Kyasanur forest Disease: A review article. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):118-120.

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