Novel Calicivirus Identified in Rabbits, Michigan, USA

@inproceedings{Bergin2009NovelCI,
  title={Novel Calicivirus Identified in Rabbits, Michigan, USA},
  author={Ingrid L. Bergin and Annabel G. Wise and Steven Bolin and Thomas P. Mullaney and Matti Kiupel and Roger K. Maes},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
We report a disease outbreak in a Michigan rabbitry of a rabbit calicivirus distinct from the foreign animal disease agent, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV). The novel virus has been designated Michigan rabbit calicivirus (MRCV). Caliciviruses of the Lagovirus genus other than RHDV have not been described in US rabbit populations. The case-fatality rate was 32.5% (65/200). Clinical signs included hemorrhage and sudden death, with hepatic necrosis. Analysis of viral RNA sequence from >95… CONTINUE READING

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