Evaluate Latent Infection By Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesviruses In Potential Carriers

Viral gene subtyping analysis of 20 North American cases has revealed that they all involved different species or strains of EEHV. This study developed and used new PCR and immunological assays to monitor the status of latent EEHV infection in individual Asian and African elephants.

IEF #EX1012

Project Years: 2009 – 2011

Project Partners:
Morris Animal Foundation, Fort Worth Zoo, National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the National Zoo, Johns Hopkins University