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Kyasanur Forest Disease • India

KFD Distribution In India

Introduction: Kyasanur forest disease? Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is caused by Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV). Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV) is of zoonotic origin (originating from animals). KFD virus belongs to Russian Spring Summer Encephalitis group, a member of family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 when it was …

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Rotavirus • Causes, Effects & Indian scenario

Rotavirus Diagram

Introduction The name Rotavirus comes from the characteristic wheel-like appearance of the virus when viewed by electron microscope (the name rotavirus is derived from the Latin word Rota, meaning “wheel”). Rotavirus causes diarrheal infection of the stomach and bowel (or ‘gut’ means the part of the alimentary canal between the …

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