Kyasanur Forest disease

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Kyasanur Forest disease

Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a tick-borne viral fever endemic to South Asia. The disease is caused by a virus that belongs to the family Flaviviridae, which also includes yellow fever and dengue fever. Symptoms of this disease include a high fever with headache, and this is often followed by bleeding from the nos, throat, and gums. Those affected may recover in two weeks, but the recovery period is usually very long, about several months. Kyasanur forest disease affects 100-500 people annually.

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The terms "Kyasanur Forest disease" returned 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

On the transmission pattern of Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) in India.
 

Author(s): Manoj V Murhekar, Gudadappa S Kasabi, Sanjay M Mehendale, Devendra T Mourya, Pragya D Yadav, Babasaheb V Tandale

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Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever, is endemic in five districts of Karnataka state, India. Recent reports of the spread of disease to neighboring districts of the Western Ghats, namely Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka, Nilgiri district in Tamil ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2015

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Kyasanur Forest disease outbreak and vaccination strategy,Shimoga District, India, 2013-2014.
 

Author(s): S K Kiran, Achhelal Pasi, Satish Kumar, Gudadappa S Kasabi, Prabhakara Gujjarappa, Aakash Shrivastava, Sanjay Mehendale, L S Chauhan, Kayla F Laserson, Manoj Murhekar

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Jan;21(1):146-9.

 

We investigated a Kyasanur Forest disease outbreak in Karnataka, India during December 2013-April 2014. Surveillance and retrospective study indicated low vaccine coverage, low vaccine effectiveness, and spread of disease to areas beyond those selected for vaccination and to age groups ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2014

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Outbreak of Kyasanur Forest disease in Thirthahalli, Karnataka, India, 2014.
 

Author(s): Pragya D Yadav, Anita M Shete, Deepak Y Patil, V K Sandhya, K S Prakash, Rajesh Surgihalli, Devendra T Mourya

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Sep;26():132-4.

 

Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) was first identified in 1957, when it was isolated from a sick monkey from the Kyasanur Forest in Karnataka State, India. Since then it has been reported to be enzootic in five districts of Karnataka State, India. Recent reports of human infections ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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The terms "Kyasanur Forest disease" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kyasanur forest disease.
 

Author(s): Michael R Holbrook

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2012 Dec;96(3):353-62.

 

In the spring of 1957, an outbreak of severe disease was documented in people living near the Kyasanur forest in Karnataka state, India, which also affected wild nonhuman primates. Collection of samples from dead animals and the use of classical virological techniques led to the isolation ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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Immunological surveys of arbovirus infections in South-East Asia, with special reference to dengue, chikungunya, and Kyasanur Forest disease.
 

Author(s): T R Rao

Journal: Bull. World Health Organ.. 1971 ;44(5):585-91.

 

Serological surveys have been widely used in South-East Asia to determine the presence and activity of arboviruses. The haemagglutination-inhibition test has been most frequently employed but complement-fixation and neutralization tests have also been used in some investigations.Although ...

Last Updated: 3 May 1972

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