Kyasanur forest disease: an epidemiological view in India.

  title={Kyasanur forest disease: an epidemiological view in India.},
  author={Priyabrata Pattnaik},
  journal={Reviews in medical virology},
  volume={16 3},
Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) was first recognised as a febrile illness in the Shimoga district of Karnataka state of India. The causative agent, KFD virus (KFDV), is a highly pathogenic member in the family Flaviviridae, producing a haemorrhagic disease in infected human beings. KFD is a zoonotic disease and has so far been localised only in a southern part of India. The exact cause of its emergence in the mid 1950s is not known. A variant of KFDV, characterised serologically and genetically… CONTINUE READING