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.

Jef Akst
Jef Akst

Jef Akst is managing editor of The Scientist, where she started as an intern in 2009 after receiving a master’s degree from Indiana University in April 2009 studying the mating behavior of seahorses.

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May 31, 2015

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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.

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