Sunday, 12 October 2014

Zoos exonerated in baby elephant deaths; Data support new branch of herpesvirus family

October 8, 2014

American Society for Microbiology

After the death of a young elephant in a zoo, researchers published their results identifying a novel herpesvirus, EEHV1 as the cause. They now show that severe cases like this one are caused by viruses that normally infect the species, rather than by viruses that have jumped from African elephants, which was their original hypothesis.

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