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26-08-2021 | 17:11 PM

Herpes Virus 

• 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) 

About 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.