kyasanur forest disease virus alkhurma subtype in ticks, najran province, saudi 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). this virus was first isolated from a specimen collected in 1994 from a butcher living in makkah province, who was hospitalized for a hemorrhagic fever from which he died (1). the virus was assigned to the genus flavivirus on the basis of reactivity with genus-specific monoclonal antibodies and sequencing of a fragment of the n ...201121529425
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