Does the rabbit virus ‘RHDV2’ have an advantage over ‘RHDV1’ strains?

May 3rd, 2021

Get Industry, Other, 30/04/2021
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 2 (known as RHDV2) is a novel virus that has rapidly spread and become the dominant calicivirus in wild rabbits worldwide, including in Australia, where it is suggested to have arrived in 2014. Our Centre’s national rabbit biocontrol research team, consisting of staff from our member organisations, CSIRO, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), have analysed more than 3,900 wild rabbit blood samples, which were collected over a seven-year period (2011-2018) from 12 Australian sites (VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, SA, ACT) to further understand the epidemiology of RHDV2.

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