TABLE 1

Summary of six EEHV-positive elephant cases evaluated in these studies

CaseVirus typeStrainElephant nameaHost species, sex, and agebLocationYrPathologyc (reference)DNA sourcedSequenced DNA (bp)
1EEHV3NAP27HansaEM, F, 7ySeattle, WA2007Fatality (3)Necropsy tissue sample4,117
2EEHV4NAP22NAEM, F, 5yOklahoma2004Fatality (3)Necropsy tissue sample5,743
3EEHV5ANAP28NAEM, F, 69yWashington, DC2007Routine (4)WB sample14,615
4EEHV5ANAP50Methai2EM, F, 40yTexas2011Letharg. (17)WB sample26,090
5EEHV5BNAP58Tucker3EM, M, 8yTexas2011Asympt. (17)WB, TW samples29,347
6EEHV6eNAP35NALA, F, 15mArkansas2009Sympt. (4)WB sample31,828
Total111,749
  • a NA, not available.

  • b The host animal species (Elephas maximus [EM] or Loxodonta africana [LA]), sex (female [F] or male [M]), and age (in months [m] or years [y]) is shown.

  • c Letharg., lethargic; Asympt, asymptomatic; Sympt, symptomatic.

  • d WB, whole blood; TW, trunk wash fluid.

  • e Survived after FCV treatment.