26-08-2021 | 17:11 PM
• Recently, A male elephant in an Odisha Forest tested positive for the herpes virus after the death of another wild elephant suffering from the same pathogen.
• The autopsy report revealed that the death was due to acute hemorrhagic disease caused by the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)
• It is a type of herpes virus that can cause fatal hemorrhagic disease in elephants.
• It is one of the deadliest viral infections in elephants worldwide but is most commonly found in Asian elephants.
• Symptoms: Sudden illness which includes reduced appetite, swollen glands on both sides of the face, and nasal discharge.