• This disease is nearly always fatal and primarily affects adult rabbits. (texasoutdoorsjournal.com)
  • RHDV efficiently kills adult rabbits but not rabbit kittens, which are more resistant to RHD the younger they are and which may carry the virus without signs of disease for prolonged periods. (edu.au)
  • Virus replication and shedding was observed in all kittens infected, but was low in comparison to adult rabbits. (edu.au)
  • RHDV affects only rabbits of the Oryctolagus genus which, in the United States, is limited to domestic rabbit species. (cdc.gov)
  • Antigenic variants of RHDV known as RHDVa strains are reportedly replacing RHDV strains in other parts of the world, and Australia is currently investigating the usefulness of RHDVa to complement rabbit biocontrol efforts in Australia and New Zealand. (edu.au)
  • SACRAMENTO - A highly contagious and deadly rabbit disease has been found in California for the first time, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said. (mercurynews.com)
  • This is a highly contagious disease that spreads between rabbits through contact with infected rabbits or carcasses, their meat or their fur, contaminated food or water, or materials coming in contact with them. (texasoutdoorsjournal.com)
  • RHDV-2 is known to affect wild rabbits and was determined to be the agent in the Lubbock and Hockley County cases. (texasoutdoorsjournal.com)
  • RHDV appears only to affect rabbit species (lagomorphs). (texasoutdoorsjournal.com)
  • We quantified RHDV replication and shedding in 4-5 week old rabbits using quantitative real time PCR to assess their potential to shape RHDV epidemiology by shedding and transmitting virus. (edu.au)
  • We further compared RHDV-v351 with an antigenic variant strain of RHDVa in kittens that is currently being considered as a potential RHDV strain for future release to improve rabbit biocontrol in Australia. (edu.au)
  • Conclusions: Rabbit kittens are susceptible to infection with very low doses of RHDV, and can transmit virus before they seroconvert. (edu.au)
  • Experimentally infected rabbits lacked clinical disease, but MRCV was detected in tissues by PCR. (cdc.gov)
  • In the United States, it is considered a foreign animal disease, and outbreaks are of considerable economic concern to the US rabbit industry. (cdc.gov)
  • Both viruses were shed and transmitted to bystander rabbits. (edu.au)
  • pallidum (Nichols) isolated from rabbit testes 10 days post infection. (muni.cz)
  • Unfortunately, we may also see impacts to species that depend on rabbits for food, as rabbits are a common prey species for many predators," said Deana Clifford, a CDFW senior wildlife veterinarian. (mercurynews.com)
  • Wild rabbit species in the United States are not experimentally susceptible ( 9 ). (cdc.gov)
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