Thiruvananthapuram: A one-and-a-half-year-old girl named Sreekutty, who was in the eyes of visitors at the Kottur Elephant Care Center, has been found to be infected with a rare virus. This was made clear in the postmortem report. The calf, which was only two days old when it was born, was found floating and injured on November 6, 2019 in Thenmala forest.
The Palode State Institute of Animal Diseases has confirmed that the calf was infected with the herpes virus, which infects internal organs. Puppies Kannan and Amena under the age of four also have symptoms. These calves were quarantined at a special center. As a precautionary measure, treatment was started for all the children under the age of ten in the fort.
English Summary: Elephant camp in Kerala on alert as calves contract deadly virus