publication . Conference object . 2016

Occurence of the new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2) in wild populations of rabbits in Southern Belgium

Volpe, Rosario; Lesenfants, Christophe; Paternostre, Julien; Fett, Thomas; Tchuenkam Kamdem, Nadège; Cassart, Dominique; Linden, Annick;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2016
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a highly infectious and fatal disease of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), responsible for important economic losses in the rabbit industry. The aetiological agent of the disease is a RNA virus (RHDV, Lagovirus, Caliciviridae) first detected in China in 1984. Currently RHDV is endemic in most parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa. Phylogenetic analyses of RHDV strains have identified 3 distinct groups : the classic RHDV, the variant RHDVa and RHDV2. This latter has been detected in France for the first time in 2010 in domestic and wild rabbits (Le Gall-Reculé G et al., 2013) and since then has spread throughout Eu...
Subjects
free text keywords: rabbits, heamorrhagic, virus, : Veterinary medicine & animal health [Life sciences], : Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale [Sciences du vivant]
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