Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Kyasanur Forest disease
They found that the disease spread as monkeys migrate from one regions to another. Originally the Kyasanur Forest disease virus was first isolated from sick monkeys in the Kyasanur forest, namely the black faced langur and the red-faced bonnet monkey. These are two very common monkeys in the forest.
The disease is usually characterized by febrile, and sometimes fatal disease, which runs in a biphasic course. Relative bradycardia and conjunctivitis is frequently seen. It is mostly prevalent between March and May.
- Gianna Nino-Tapias (’18)
- Pattnaik, P. Kyasanur forest disease: an epidemiological view in india. Reviews in Medical Virology (2006). 151-165.