Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus
EEHV in the News
- Photo of Daizy courtesy of the Albuquerque BioPark.
- Photo of Max courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
- Photo of Bala Hi Way courtesy of the Chester Zoo.
- Paul D. Ling, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Paul D. Ling, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Baylor College of Medicine, is a leading global expert on Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a disease that is killing baby Asian elephants. Join him as he discusses the virus, key discoveries, and a treatment protocol developed by his research team which keeps the elephants alive.
In this storybook, young students track a mysterious illness that is killing baby elephants. They learn how doctors and scientists identified the pathogen, found a treatment and are working to make a vaccine.
Funded by the following grant(s)
Development of The index Elephant 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 R25 AI084826 and R25 AI097453.