Kadipiro virus Java7075 KDVJa7075 A

strain of Kadipiro virus.

Kaeng Khoi virus (KKV) A tentative species in the genus Bunyavirus. Not assigned to an antigenic group. Isolated from bats and rats caught in caves in Thailand. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kaffir-pox virus Synonym for Variola virus.

Kaikalur virus (KAIV) A strain of Shuni virus, a species in the genus Bunyavirus, belonging to the Simbu serogroup. Isolated in suckling mice and from a pool of mosquitoes, Culex tritaeniorhynchus, collected at Kaikalur, Andra Pradesh, India. Not known to infect humans.

Rodrigues FM et al (1977) Indian J Med Res 66, 719

Kairi virus (KRIV) A species in the genus Bunyavirus, belonging to the Bunyamwera serogroup. Isolated from mosquitoes in Trinidad, Brazil and Colombia. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kaisodi serogroup viruses Three tickborne viruses: Kaisodi Lanjan Silverwater

Morphologically like Bunyavirus but not serologically related to members of that genus.

Kaisodi virus (KSOV) An unassigned virus in the family Bunyaviridae, related to Lanjan virus and Silverwater virus. A member of the Kaisodi serogroup. Isolated from ticks and a ground thrush in the Shimoga district of Mysore, India. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kala Iris virus (KIRV) A serotype of Chenuda virus in the genus Orbivirus, belonging to the Chenuda antigenic complex, Kemerovo virus group.

Kamese virus (KAMV) An unassigned species in the family Rhabdoviridae. Member of the Hart Park serogroup. Isolated from Culex annulirostris in

Uganda and Central African Republic. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kamiiso-8Cr-95 virus A strain of Puumala virus in the genus Hantavirus. Isolated from mice, Clethrionomus rufocanus.

Kammavanpettai virus (KMPV) A tentative species in the genus Orbivirus. Isolated from a Brahminy myna bird, Sturnus pagoderum, in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

kanapox A strain of Canarypox virus, used as a bird vaccine, from which ALVAC was derived.

kangaroo blindness syndrome A disease of kangaroos which become blind due to localized virus infection of the retina and optic tracts, and stumble into bushes and other objects when disturbed. Isolation of a strain of Wallal virus (CSIRO 95/223) from eye tissue suggests that it may be the etiological agent, but another mosquito-transmitted orbivirus, Warrego virus, has also been isolated from some of the affected kangaroos. The disease could be reproduced experimentally by infection with Wallal virus, which appears to be the major cause of kangaroo blindness. Synonym: choroid blindness syndrome.

Hooper PT et al (1999) Aust Vet J 77, 529 Reddacliff L et al (1999) Aust Vet J 77, 522

Kannamangalam virus (KANV) An unas-signed vertebrate rhabdovirus. Isolated from a house crow, Corvus splendeus, in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kao Shuan virus (KSV) A species in the genus Nairovirus, belonging to the Dera Ghazi Khan serogroup. Isolated from a tick, Argas robertsi, in Taiwan. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Kaplan leukemia virus A strain of Murine leukemia virus isolated from tissues of a mouse in which leukemia had been induced by exposure to X-irradiation.

Kaposi's sarcoma A skin tumor which frequently develops in young males infected with HIV early in the symptomatic phase of AIDS, and presents in a slowly progressive invasive form. There is increasing evidence that Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is involved in the etiology of Kaposi's sarcoma. See Human herpesvirus 8.

Gallo RC (1998) Science 282, 1837

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