Albuquerque Biological Park Elephant Thorn Tests Positive for EEHV

Thorn getting temperature taken during a routine check
Thorn getting temperature taken during a routine check

2021-12-15 - Albuquerque, United States
On Wednesday, December 15, a weekly routine blood tests for Thorn, the BioPark's 3.5-year-old Asian elephant, came back positive for a very low level of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). Out of an abundance of caution, the ABQ BioPark has begun round-the-clock care, including antiviral treatment and observation for symptoms. At this time, the BioPark's animal care team is monitoring his blood values ​​daily.

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