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Monkey Fever

Monkey Fever or Kyasanur Forest Disease is a tick-borne viral disease. It is caused by Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviridae, which also causes dengue and yellow fever. The virus has been detected in monkeys in parts of Bandipur National Park (Chamarajnagar) and parts of the Nilgiris. It is ..


Karnataka’s Tirthahalli taluk under grip of monkey fever again

Karnataka’s Tirthahalli taluk has come under the grip of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as monkey fever. So far, five positive cases, including one death, have been reported in humans. Moreover, deaths of 5 monkeys were reported in the forest of Ghantejanagallu near Suruvinakoppa village. In 2016-17, four persons died of KFD in Tirthahalli ..