Detection of the new emerging rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 virus (RHDV2) in Sicily from rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and Italian hare (Lepus corsicanus).

@article{Camarda2014DetectionOT,
  title={Detection of the new emerging rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 virus (RHDV2) in Sicily from rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and Italian hare (Lepus corsicanus).},
  author={Antonio Camarda and Nicola Pugliese and Patrizia Cavadini and Elena Circella and Lorenzo Capucci and Anna Caroli and Marilisa Legretto and Egidio Mallia and Antonio Lavazza},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={642-5}
}
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), a member of the genus Lagovirus, causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), a fatal hepatitis of rabbits, not previously reported in hares. Recently, a new RHDV-related virus emerged, called RHDV2. This lagovirus can cause RHD in rabbits and disease and mortality in Lepus capensis (Cape hare). Here we describe a case of RHDV2 infection in another hare species, Lepus corsicanus, during a concurrent RHD outbreak in a group of wild rabbits. The same RHDV2… CONTINUE READING

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