Monkey fever detected in Maharashtra after Goa; Symptoms, prevention and cure - know all about the disease

18 February 2017, 04:07 PM
Monkey fever,Kyasanur forest disease, KFD, monkey fever symptoms
Monkey fever,Kyasanur forest disease, KFD, monkey fever symptoms

A string of Monkey Fever cases are now being detected from neighbouring Maharashtra after the disease left three dead and hundereds infected in Goa last year, according to state health officials.

What is Monkey fever?

Money fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) is a viral fever that is a tick-borne hemorrhafic fever and it is endemic to South Africa.

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.

Related News: Monkey fever detected in Maharashtra after two deaths in Goa

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


- Protective clothing

- Tick control,

- Mosquito control  

First Published: Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:44 PM
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