People also call it monkey fever disease.The Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus belong to the russian spring summer group.Direct transmission from rodent to humans is possible.The transmission of Kyasanur forest disease is the bite of hard ticks.You can get the disease even if you come in contact with an animal that has it.History about the disease,the disease was reported in Karnataka,India in March 1957.The disease first manifested as an epizootic outbreak with monkeys killing several of them in the year 1957.So that’s how it got its name the monkey disease or monkey fever.It is only found in the southwest part of India.The Kyasanur Forest Disease spread to more than 20 villages and by 2003 it had affected more than 70 villages.It affects mostly males.It gets really bad between January-June.They usually get on people that are 20-40 years old.The adult ticks become active after few monsoon rains in june.It gradually declines in september.I learned that you can also get them from mosquitos.KFD is a hemorrhagic fever found in Karnataka state.The outbreak of this disease was in the spring of 1957.It was found to be related to the russian spring-summer encephalitis.Haemaphysalis spinigera was identified as the probable tick vector.The disease affects both wild animals and humans living near forested areas.Kyasanur Forest Disease is characterized by hemorrhagic fever with a case of fatality rate in the range of 1-3 percent.Viruses related to the disease have been found in China and Saudi Arabia.Some of the viruses that it is related to is Dengue fever and Yellow fever.It affects 400-500 people annually.The vaccination is called Prophylaxis.I am really glad that i chose this Disease because the disease was really cool and interesting to learn about and I had no clue what it was until I read about it and it was really interesting i would really recommend reading about this and learning about more I really wish they had a lot more information and stuff about the Kyasanur Forest Disease because i wanted to learn more about it and like read more and see what happens now with the disease.