Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is the vector of Kyasanur Forest disease: (DNB Pattern)
Kyasanur Forest Disease is caused by a tickborne flavivirus. Ii causes a syndrome of viral hemorrhagic fever during a wave of viremia and that may also enter the central nervous system to cause subsequent viral encephalitis. About 15 species of hard ticks of genus Haemaphysalis ( H. spinigera and H. turtura) are known to transmit KFD virus.