RHDV-2 spreads through Utah's rabbits

2021-06-16

Since it was first detected in Utah a year ago, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus has spread to wild rabbits in five counties and domestic rabbits in three counties, and although humans cannot be infected, it is typically fatal in rabbits. Veterinarian Arnaud Van Wettere says the virus readily persists in the environment and can be spread on shoes or clothing, so rabbit owners should avoid contact with other domestic rabbits and wild rabbits.

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