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Kyasanur Forest disease


Definition: an arthropod-borne viral fever affecting forest workers in the Kyasanur Forest and in Mysore, India, caused by a Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. It is transmitted chiefly by Haemaphysalis spinigera, although other ticks have been implicated. Symptoms include fever, headache, back and limb pains, diarrhea, and intestinal bleeding; no central nervous system symptoms occur.

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