The Kashmir Bee Virus (KBV, officially Kashmir Bee Virus ), also known as Kashmir Virus for short , is a virus that attacks various species of bees and is associated with the occurrence of bee deaths .
KBV can often be detected together with related viruses. Infection with KBV alone is usually symptom-free , but it can be fatal if other stress factors are added.
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