Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) - Zoonotic Disease.

(Part 16, Zoonotic Diseases, VPE)

Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) - Zoonotic Disease

by Dr. Ripan Biswas, Departrment of VPE, F/O-VAS, of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences.

Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)


Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a tick-borne viral haemorrhagic fever endemic to Southern-Western part of India. The disease is caused by a virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae. Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus (KFDV) is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected hard ticks (Genus Haemaphysalis) which act as a reservoir of KFDV. Maximum mortality among monkeys. Monkeys are amplifiers of the virus.

Note: The following pdf is the VPE note of Zoonotic DiseasesPart 16 of BVSc & AH. *VPE- Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)' :

Introduction / Etiology or Causative agent of KFD / Reservoir / Transmission / Diagnosis / Treatment / Prevention and Control / Vaccination / KFD an Emerging Zoonosis / KFD distribution in India / Conclusion.

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Previous VPE notes of Zoonotic Diseases are - Zoonotic Diseases IntroductionEmerging & ReemergingBrucellosisTuberculosis,  LeptospirosisListeriosisRabiesJapanese EncephalitisInfluenzaCrimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)Nipah virus EncephalitisEbola virus InfectionPlagueFungal Zoonoses, Parasitic Zoonoses  etc. Hope the note will benefited you. Share with your Vet Friends and Family. For any query knock us. Stay tuned. Thank You. Happy Learning!

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