Kyasanur Forest virus


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Kyasanur Forest virus

(kya?sa-noor') [ Kyasanur Forest, Karnataka, India] See: virus

Kyasanur Forest virus

A single-stranded RNA virus transmitted to humans by tick bite. It causes a two-stage illness: fever followed by a brief remission, and then meningoencephalitis, hemorrhagic pneumonia, and hepatic and splenic disruption.
See also: virus