Immunity against Lagovirus europaeus and the Impact of the Immunological Studies on Vaccination

  title={Immunity against Lagovirus europaeus and the Impact of the Immunological Studies on Vaccination},
  author={Claudia Müller and Rafał Hrynkiewicz and Dominika Bębnowska and Jaime Maldonado and Massimiliano Baratelli and Bernd K{\"o}llner and Paulina Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej},
In the early 1980s, a highly contagious viral hemorrhagic fever in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) emerged, causing a very high rate of mortality in these animals. Since the initial occurrence of the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), several hundred million rabbits have died after infection. The emergence of genetically-different virus variants (RHDV GI.1 and GI.2) indicated the very high variability of RHDV. Moreover, with these variants, the host range broadened to hare species (Lepus… 
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