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Volume 155, Number 10 (March 6, 1999)
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Elephants can die from herpes viruses
Two herpes viruses new to science attack and kill zoo elephants.
Richman, L.K., R.J. Montali . . . and G.S. Hayward. 1999. Novel endotheliotropic herpesviruses fatal for Asian and African elephants. Science 283(Feb. 19):1171.
Ferber, D. 1999. Virus suspect identified in elephant deaths. Science 283(Feb. 19):1093.
A detailed account of the types of herpesviruses and their structures can be found at http://www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/335/Herpesviruses.html.
Laura K. Richman
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
725 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 10, March 6, 1999, p. 158. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.
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