INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo says two elephants diagnosed with a deadly virus are now healthy.
"Zahara and Kedar are both healthy and have beaten the virus," the zoo said in a statement on Tuesday. "We will continue to monitor the entire herd through frequent blood testing."
The two elephants were diagnosed with Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV), they were the third and fourth case diagnosed at the zoo this year.
The EEHV virus causes fatal hemorrhagic in elephants, mainly Asian elephants, according to the zoo. Due to the illness being uncommon in African elephants, there was not a protocol at hand for the Indianapolis Zoo veterinarians.