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What is monkey fever or KFD?
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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".The similarity with Russian spring-summer encephalitis was noted and the possibility of migratory birds carrying the disease was raised.

Monkey fever is a virus fever, belonging to the family Flaviviridae, which also includes yellow fever and dengue fever. The disease is carried by ticks, rodents, birds, etc and it affects monkeys and human beings. It is a vector-borne disease.

Money fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a viral fever that is a tick-borne hemorrhafic fever. It is detected in South Africa and coastal southern India.

It is a virus fever, belonging to the family Flaviviridae, which also includes yellow fever and dengue fever. The disease is carried by ticks, rodents, birds, etc and it affects monkeys and human beings. It is a vector-borne disease.

The virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of nymphs of the tick or when humans come into contact with an infected animal.
Primary symptoms

- High fever

- Frontal headaches

- Haemorrhagic symptoms, such as bleeding from the nasal cavity, throat, and gums, as well as gastrointestinal bleeding

Secondary symptoms

- Vomiting,

- Muscle stiffness,

- Tremors,

- Absent reflexes,

- Mental disturbances

Recovery and cure

- Vaccination,

- Proper Rest

- Rich protein diet

Precautions

- Protective clothing

- Tick control,

- Mosquito control

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