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Kyasanur Forest disease virus

 

Definition: a group B arbovirus, in the family Flaviviridae, isolated from monkeys in India and capable of causing Kyasanur Forest disease in humans; the virus is spread by monkeys and birds having mild infections; the vectors are probably species of the tick Haemaphysalis.

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