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Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus

Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus

Paul D. Ling, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, is a leading global expert on elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, a disease that is killing baby Asian elephants. This slide set accompanies a presentation given to area teachers as part of the Baylor Saturday Science Series, conducted jointly by the Houston Independent School District and Baylor College of Medicine.

The video and slide set is part of an elementary- and middle school-level curriculum unit, Organisms and Environments: Invisible Threats, developed by Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach. 

To view Dr. Ling’s presentation video, Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus, click the “Associated Video” button.

Author(s): Paul D. Ling, Ph.D.
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Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus

Baby Elephants are Supposed to Look Like This

Overview

EEHV Causes Blood Vessel Leakage

Elephant Herpesvirus-associated Pathology

Types of Herpesviruses

EEHV in the News

Reports and Scientific Investigations

EEHV Threatens Stability of Captive Herds

Why Am I Involved?

Translational Project: Bench to Barn

Blood Samples and Trunk Washes

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Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Development of the Science of Infectious Diseases teaching materials and video resources was supported in part by funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, grant numbers R25AI084826 and 4R25AI097453.