Saturday, December 8, 2007

More on Herpesvirus Infections in Elephants

Hi everyone! In case you were interested in what Dr. Bob was saying about herpesvirus infections in Asian elephants, there have been recent elephant deaths across the US due to this lethal viral infection. Elephants in Missouri, Washington State and Texas have exhibited the characteristic signs of the infection, which include lesions in the mouth and tongue discoloration. The lethality of the infection in Asia elephants is remarkable -- from the onset of signs, elephants are usually dead within 5 days.

Check this out for the details:

- Claire

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