Elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses EEHV1A, EEHV1B, and EEHV2 from cases of hemorrhagic disease are highly diverged from other mammalian herpesviruses and may form a new subfamily.

@article{Richman2014ElephantEH,
  title={Elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses EEHV1A, EEHV1B, and EEHV2 from cases of hemorrhagic disease are highly diverged from other mammalian herpesviruses and may form a new subfamily.},
  author={Laura K. Richman and J C Zong and Erin M. Latimer and Justin Lock and Robert C Fleischer and S Y Heaggans and Gary S. Hayward},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 23},
  pages={13523-46}
}
UNLABELLED A family of novel endotheliotropic herpesviruses (EEHVs) assigned to the genus Proboscivirus have been identified as the cause of fatal hemorrhagic disease in 70 young Asian elephants worldwide. Although EEHV cannot be grown in cell culture, we have determined a total of 378 kb of viral genomic DNA sequence directly from clinical tissue samples from six lethal cases and two survivors. Overall, the data obtained encompass 57 genes, including orthologues of 32 core genes common to all… CONTINUE READING