4th elephant tests positive for herpes virus at Indianapolis Zoo

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Another elephant has tested positive for a rare and aggressive virus at the Indianapolis Zoo.

This is the fourth positive case at the zoo in just over two months.

The zoo says that Zahara, a 12-year-old elephant, has been responding well to treatment since being diagnosed.

In March, two elephants died from elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, a hemorrhagic disease. A third tested positive earlier this month

Since the deaths, the zoo instituted twice-weekly blood tests.

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