Following up on our previous post, the St. Louis Zoo has now discovered a second baby elephant at the zoo has the deadly herpes virus, as reported on

The St. Louis Zoo is grappling with a second case of a potentially deadly strain of herpes that first struck an elephant calf more than a week ago.

Tests show Maliha, 2, has the same elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, or EEHV, that was diagnosed earlier this month in her half sister Jade.

But zookeepers say the cases could not appear more different, raising more questions about a mysterious illness that has killed Asian elephants across the nation.

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