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Saving Baby Elephants from a Lethal Virus

Author(s): Paul D. Ling, Ph.D.

Elephant Herpesvirus-associated Pathology

EEHV targets the endothelium of the heart and kidneys, and other organs in the body.

Epithelium is one of four basic types of animal tissue. The other three types are connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue. Endolethial cells line surfaces of blood vessels. 

EEHV causes catastrophic blood vessel leakage.

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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.