3rd Indy Zoo elephant tests positive for deadly virusMay 10, 2019
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo says an African elephant has tested positive for a virus that earlier killed two other members of its herd.
It said Thursday that 13-year-old male Kedar has tested positive for elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus and is being treated for it.
The zoo says it started testing the blood of each elephant twice a week after two elephants, Nyah and Kalina, died in March . Lab and pathology tests confirmed both elephants had EEHV, which causes fatal hemorrhagic disease in elephants.
Zoo staff conducted a blood test for the virus on Kedar on May 2 and the results came back negative. The zoo says staff tested Kedar’s blood again on Monday and the results came back positive.
The zoo says humans and other animal species cannot contract the virus.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Dubois County Council members discussed on Monday options for financing either a renovated...
County officials discussed at length on Monday the $40,500 Dubois County is being asked to...
Fifty years ago, Northwood Retirement Community opened in Jasper as Northwood Good Samaritan Center.
A dedication ceremony for the Ferdinand Veterans Memorial, constructed on the north side of town...
There’s more to Young Life than fostering faith. Teens build lifelong relationships with...
We’re still in the thick of spring, but there’s something about the upcoming Old Jasper Day...
Indiana’s Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch walked around Market Street Park with Huntingburg Mayor...
The feasibility study on options for expanding the Dubois County Security Center and addressing...