WHAT IS IT

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious virus infecting wild and domestic rabbits and hares.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

The rabbit hemorrhagic disease kills up to 80% of infected animals and is rapidly spreading throughout parts of North America.

WHY THE LOSS OF RABBITS IS IMPORTANT

The loss of wild rabbits will negatively impact food webs, ecosystem health, and hunting opportunities.

The loss of domestic rabbits will strongly impact pet owners.

The losses to the wide-spread domestic rabbit trade could cause substantial damage to the U.S. economy.

WHERE IS RHDV2

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