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India - Carcass of decomposed jumbo calf spotted in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary; 7 deaths so far

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Biological origin - Epidemic (animal)

Event date (UTC)

2021-02-21 08:53:57

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2021-02-21 08:53:57

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19.644857

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83.064126

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Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa

The decomposed carcass of an elephant calf was found Sunday morning inside Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district. The carcass of the calf was sighted at Ghusuriguda village inside the wildlife sanctuary. With this, the death toll of jumbos owing to hemorrhagic septicemia reached seven in the last 20 days, an ocial source informed. On the other hand, a three-member Central expert team is on a visit to the creek in the sanctuary. The team has been trying to nd out the cause of deaths of the pachyderms in the sanctuary. The Central team is expected to depart Sunday after nishing their survey. Notably, post-mortem reports and survey ndings of the Central team have attributed the cause of death to hemorrhagic septicemia. The three-member Central team has concluded that high stress level of the elephants could be the reason behind successive deaths. Immunisation of cattle in several villages located in close vicinity of the creek where the jumbo deaths were reported has been carried out. Water bodies in the wildlife sanctuary have also been disinfected as a preventive measure to contain the spread of the disease.
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