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- adj. Having an affinity for endothelial cells.
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After all, the president's own namesake, baby elephant Barack, was not even 1 year old when he was already on the road and making public appearances, and he is now suffering from his second bout of the painful and often deadly elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.
According to Baylor College of Medicine, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus is an ancient virus, and every elephant, whether wild or held captive in zoos, has a potential herpes virus inside of them.
There are many strains of herpes viruses that affect elephants, but in particular the endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1) is deadly.
The 1-year-old calf, Barack, is being treated for elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus
Researchers and zookeepers know almost nothing about the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus including how it is spread, which elephants carry it, how to treat it or why it seems to kill only baby elephants.
St. Louis Zoo mammal curator Martha Fischer said while symptoms of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus in Jade has subsided, zoo officials are concerned the elephant faced a recurrence of the virus it fought off in February, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.