More elephants infected with TB in Nepal

12:52, May 19, 2010      

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Two female elephants above 60, died inside Chitwan National Park in central Nepal due to tuberculosis (TB), local media reported on Wednesday.

Two more elephants are being treated for TB and six have already been cured for the disease in the park in the last five months.

According to, while 31 elephants in Nepal are infected with TB, only 19 are receiving treatment.

According to the Chitwan National Park, there is a possibility that more elephants could contract the disease as many infected elephants have not received any treatment.

Information released by the Department of Wildlife states that there are more than 200 elephants in Nepal. These elephants are either conserved by the state or are privately-owned.

Source: Xinhua


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