Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Editorial Volume 8 Issue 6

Kyasanur Forest Disease

MB Hiremath1* and Dheeraj K Veeranagoudar2

1Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
2Department of Zoology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India

*Corresponding Author: MB Hiremath, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India.

Received: March 25, 2024; Published: May 01, 2024


Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) is caused by the Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the Flaviviridae virus family. KFDV was first identified in 1957 when it was isolated from a sick monkey in the Kyasanur Forest of Karnataka State, India. Approximately 400-500 human cases per year have been reported since then. The primary reservoirs of KFDV are hard ticks (Hemaphysalis spinigera), which remain infected for life after exposure. Rodents, shrews, and monkeys serve as common hosts for KFDV after being bitten by an infected tick. KFDV can cause epizootics with high fatality in primates. Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), a tick-borne viral disease endemic to India, has been a significant public health concern. This is primarily due to its complex transmission dynamics and severe clinical manifestations.


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Citation: MB Hiremath and Dheeraj K Veeranagoudar. “Kyasanur Forest Disease".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.6 (2023): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2024 MB Hiremath and Dheeraj K Veeranagoudar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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