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Updated: May 10, 2020

2017 RHD2 Outbreak in France: Article Link

Le Gall-Reculé G, Lemaitre E, Bertagnoli S, et al. Large-scale lagovirus disease outbreaks in European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) in France caused by RHDV2 strains spatially shared with rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).Vet Res. 2017;48(1):70. Published 2017 Oct 28. doi:10.1186/s13567-017-0473-y Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a lagovirus that causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). In 2010, a new genotype called RHDV2 emerged in France. It exhibits a larger host range than classical RHDV strains by sporadically infecting different hare species, including the European hare (Lepus europaeus).

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