Highly contagious rabbit virus detected for first time in SC after sudden die-off of rabbits in Greenville County

Sudden die-off of feral rabbits in Greenville prompts warning from animal health care authorities. Officials say the surviving rabbits at the location have been quarantined. RHDV2 is a highly contagious Calicivirus that affects domestic rabbits, wild or feral rabbits and hares. The virus is shed by infected rabbits and transmitted through direct contact, bedding, water, feed, hay and other materials used in the care and feeding of rabbits. It can also be spread by insects and human contact.

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