Which one of the following diseases is locally known as Monkey disease?

Answer: [A] Kyasanur forest disease

Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to South Asia. The disease was first reported from Kyasanur Forest of Karnataka in India in March 1957. The disease first manifested as an epizootic outbreak among monkeys killing several of them in the year 1957. Hence the disease is also locally known as Monkey Disease or Monkey Fever.


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