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Volume 27, Number 7—July 2021

Retrospective Study of Kyasanur Forest Disease and Deaths among Nonhuman Primates, India, 1957–2020

Sulagna Chakraborty, William E. SanderComments to Author , Brian F. Allan, and Flavia C.D. Andrade
Author affiliation: University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, Urbana–Champaign, Illinois, USA

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Table 2

Information about potential drivers of Kyasanur Forest Disease transmission based on review of available literature

Drivers Source of information (reference)
Large-scale deforestation for various reasons (e.g., paddy fields and plantations)
Ajesh et al., 2017 (1); Pattnaik, 2006 (3)
Human encroachment into forested areas
Pattnaik, 2006 (3); Murhekar et al., 2015 (6)
Humidity in paddy fields ideal for tick survival
Pattnaik, 2006 (3)
Vector ticks can survive in various kinds of biotypes
Sadanandane et al., 2018 (4)
Number of small mammalian animals that act as reservoirs for the virus and for the vector tick
Pattnaik, 2006 (3)
Movement of monkeys into new areas
Chakraborty et al., 2019 (2); Pattnaik, 2006 (3)
Cattle may act as amplifying hosts for Kyasanur Forest disease virus and help in maintenance and propagation of the tick vector (handling of cows might also be a risk factor) Chakraborty et al., 2019 (2)

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