TS Live: Elephant Herpes

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., are studying a viral infection that can be lethal to elephant calves.

Jun 1, 2015
Jef Akst

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Update (June 4): After this story went to press, news broke of the death of Daizy, a five-year-old Asian elephant at the Albuquerque BioPark. This marks the second EEHV-caused mortality in the U.S. since 2008.