Outbreak Outer Range May 28, 2020
Map by James Wilson
(Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico)
The RHDV2 virus spreading in the Southwest in 2020 has been found to be a single genetic isolate, distinct from previous outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest (WA and Canada), New York, and Ohio.
May 2020 California – wild rabbits were confirmed to have died of RHDV2 in Palm Springs (Riverside County).
April 2020 Nevada – domestic rabbits were confirmed to have
died of RHDV2 in Las Vegas (Clark County).
April & May 2020 Colorado – cottontails and jackrabbits were confirmed to have died of RHDV2 in Alamosa and Costilla counties.
April 2020 Sonora, Mexico – domestic rabbits in Cajeme have been confirmed to have died of RHDV. The state of Sonora shares its northern border with Arizona and the western corner of New Mexico.
April & May 2020 Texas – domestic and native wild rabbits were confirmed to have died of RHDV2 in these counties: El Paso, Hamilton, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lampasas, Lubbock, Midland, Pecos, Randall, Terrell.
April 2020 Chihuahua, Mexico – domestic and wild rabbits in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Allende, Camargo, Jiménez and López and were confirmed to have died of RHDV. The state of Chihuahua shares borders with New Mexico to the North, and Texas to the East.
March & April 2020 Arizona – The death of wild cottontails, black-tailed jackrabbits, and domestic rabbits from RHDV2 was confirmed in Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Navajo and Pima counties.
March & April 2020 New Mexico – Domestic rabbits and wild jackrabbits and cottontails confirmed to have died of RHDV2 have been found in Bernalillo, Otero, Lincoln, Curry, Cibola, Doña Ana, Chavez, Luna, McKinley, Cibola, Torrance, Grant, Santa Fe, Valencia, Eddy and Socorro Counties.
2020 New York
3/3/20 Manhattan, New York City (NY) – 11 rabbits in a vet hospital died, tested positive for RHDV2.