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Subclinical infection of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Thailand with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus

Sripiboon, S., Ditcham, W., Vaughan-Higgins, R.ORCID: 0000-0001-7609-9818, Jackson, B.ORCID: 0000-0002-8622-8035, Robertson, I.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752, Thitaram, C., Angkawanish, T., Phatthanakunanan, S., Lertwatcharasarakul, P. and Warren, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-9328-2013 (2019) Subclinical infection of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Thailand with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. Archives of Virology, 165 . pp. 397-401.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04469-6
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Abstract

Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) infection is a conservation threat to the endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), causing fatal hemorrhagic disease in juvenile elephants throughout the world, including Thailand. This study revealed a subclinical EEHV1 infection rate of 5.5% in healthy captive Asian elephants in Thailand (n = 362). The virus was detected in all age classes above one year old, in both sexes, and across the country – even in facilities with no history of hemorrhagic disease (EEHV HD). Subclinical EEHV infection in Thailand urgently requires proper health management.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 2019 Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/53813
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