Wednesday, July 7, 2010

About Kyasanur Forest Disease

Kyasanur disease is an acute viral infection caused by the Kyasanur forest disease virus, a member of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae, is a viral haemorrhagic fever endemic in South Asia, started for the first time in Karnataka (India) causing an outbreak among monkeys killing several of them in 1957 that is called disease of monkeys .


The disease has a high rate of morbidity up to 10%. The symptoms are:

High sore
Bleeding from the nasal cavity and throat.
Vomiting .
Intestinal bleeding.

Prevention and treatment

The prophylaxis by vaccination, and preventive measures such as protective clothing, control of tick and mosquito . There is no specific treatment like other hemorrhagic fevers.

1 comment:

  1. Good....
    Till today hadn't heard of the disease. by reading this blog I became aware of a enw disease..

    Thank you very much