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Indian J Med Res. 1994 Apr;99:152-8.

Field evaluation of formalin inactivated Kyasanur forest disease virus tissue culture vaccine in three districts of Karnataka state.

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  • 1National Institute of Virology, Pune.


A formalin inactivated Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) virus tissue culture vaccine produced by the health department of the State Government of Karnataka at Shimoga was administered in Shimoga, Uttar Kannada and Chikmangalur districts during 1990-92 KFD epidemic seasons. The selection of places for vaccination was based on the prevalence of KFD activity in previous years; villages adjacent to KFD affected areas and the villages from which mortality in monkeys was reported. A total of 284 villages was covered under vaccination; 26850 individuals received one dose whereas, 61302 received two doses of vaccine. No untoward reaction was observed in any of the vaccinees. In the 72 KFD affected villages there were 14 patients among 9072 and 10 among 21083 vaccinees receiving one and two doses respectively, whereas 325 patients were reported among 37373 unvaccinated individuals during the same period. In 1990-91 the number of males patients was more than females whereas, in 1991-92 the ratio was reserved. On analysis indicated that the vaccine has a highly significant protective effect.

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