Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in six indoor pet rabbits diagnosed in the same week in Portugal: a case series

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Appeared in: WSAVA, 2022
Authors: Pinto, F.F.; Domingues, A.; Marcos, R.; Nóbrega, M.; Ferraz, J.; Queiroga, F.L.

RHD is a highly contagious disease, leading to an acute fatal hepatitis in rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), caused by the RHD virus (RHDV).

All rabbits showed nonspecific clinical signs, with acute fatal courses, and positive results by RT-PCR were associated to high amounts of genetic material of RHDV serotype 2 (GI.2), an emergent serotype.

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