Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), a tick-borne viral disease, was first recognized in 1957 in Shimoga District, India, when an outbreak in monkeys in Kyasanur Forest was followed by an outbreak of hemorrhagic febrile illness in humans (1).
What does KFD stand for?
KFD stands for Kyasanur Forest Disease
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We have 30 other meanings of KFD in our Acronym Attic
- Kids for Christ, United States of America (Broken Arrow, OK)
- Koninklijke Football Club Verbroedering (Belgium)
- Karnataka Forum for Dignity (minority-supported organization; India)
- Katholische Frauengemeinschaft Deutschlands (German: Catholic Women's Community in Germany)
- Kayak Factory Direct (Australia)
- Key Features Document
- Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (medical condition)
- Kinetic Family Drawing (drawing technique)
- Kissimmee Fire Department (Kissimmee, FL)
- Kung Fu Dynamite (rock and roll band)
- Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
- Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis (computer science)
- Korea Food & Drug Administration
- Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels, Belgium art festival)
- Karnataka Forest Development Corporation (India)
- Kronecker Functional Decision Diagram
- Kaneda Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Nagoya University; Japan)
- Kanguru Flash Drive Max
- Kingswood Foundation Day Nursery (UK)
- Korup Forest Dynamics Plot (Cameroon)
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According to MOH National Campaign for the prevention of AlKhumra Hemorrhagic Fever, the virus (genus Flavivirus, AHFV) was recently identified as the agent of a viral hemorrhagic fever in Saudi Arabia and characterized serologically and genetically as a variant genotype of Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV).
The other viruses covered were Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), Chandipura virus, Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) virus, Alphaviruses and Jest Nile virus (WNV).
To the Editor: The lineage of Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) found in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is commonly referred to as Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus (AHFV).
It was initially isolated in the late 1990s (1,2) and is today considered a variant of the Kyasanur Forest disease virus, sharing 89% nt sequence homology (3,4).
Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV) is a member of the mammalian tick-borne virus group (previously referred to as the tick-borne encephalitis serogroup) of the family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus (1).
Abu'l Hasan's bucolic tree teeming with small mammals and birds and surrounded by wildlife seems pertinent to a topic in this issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases: Kyasanur Forest disease and the namesake mammalian tick-borne virus, enzootic to limited geographic areas of India's Karnataka State.
We recently determined that Nanjianyin virus, isolated from serum of a patient in Yunnan Province, China, in 1989, is a type of Kyasanur Forest disease virus.