Khushboo Lucknow, 300 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 343 Points View Profile Khushboo Asked: October 29, 20212021-10-29T19:03:50+05:30 2021-10-29T19:03:50+05:30In: GENERAL Tell us about Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD). Tell us about Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD). current affairesdisease Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 307 Answers 60 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-29T19:08:34+05:30Added an answer on October 29, 2021 at 7:08 pm Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) Context: Karnataka government has allocated Rs. 15 crores for establishing a research center on Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) in Sagar, Karnataka. About: Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur Forest disease Virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. It was first identified in 1957 in a sick monkey from the Kyasanur Forest in Karnataka. Since then, about 400-500 human cases per year have been reported. It is also called monkey fever by locals as KFD is endemic to the Indian state of Karnataka. Rodents, shrews, and monkeys are common hosts for KFDV after being bitten by infected Harticks (Haemaphysalis Spinigera). KFDV can cause epizootics (outbreak of the disease in animals) with high fatality in primates. Transmission: To humans, it may occur after a tick bite or contact with an infected animal (a sick or recently Seamonkey). Signs and Symptoms: chills, fever, headache, severe muscle pain, vomiting, gastrointestinal symptoms, and bleeding. Patients may experience abnormally low blood pressure, and low platelet, red blood cell, and white blood cell count. Diagnosis: It can be diagnosed in the early stage of illness by molecular detection by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or virus isolation from the blood. Later, serologic testing using enzyme-linked immunosorbent serologic assay (ELISA) can be performed. Treatment and Prevention: There is no specific treatment for KFD although a vaccine is available. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about World Chagas Disease Day. What is Tuberculosis?
Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)
Karnataka government has allocated Rs. 15 crores for establishing a research center on Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) in Sagar, Karnataka.