publication . Article . 2016

België ontsnapt niet aan het 'rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus-2'

Hermans, Katleen; Moeremans, Ilse; Verlinden, Marc; Garmyn, An;
Open Access Dutch; Flemish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Since 2016, an extensive spread of RHDV2, a virus variant of the classical rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is ongoing in the Belgian rabbit population. Both variants of the virus usually cause acute death without prior symptoms. Vaccination against both variants of the virus is possible. In Belgium, only a vaccine protecting against the classical RHDV has been registered. On their own responsibility, veterinarians are allowed to import a vaccine protecting against RHDV2 that is registered in another EU member state, in accordance with the so-called legislative waterfall-system. The current epidemiological situation warrants preventive vaccination of rabb...
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free text keywords: Veterinary Sciences, ORYCTOLAGUS-CUNICULUS, WILD RABBITS, AUSTRALIA, VARIANT, RHDV2
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