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Rabbit health
Detection of RHDV variant 2 in domestic rabbits in Azores
  1. Margarida Duarte,
  2. Margarida Henriques,
  3. Silvia C. Barros,
  4. Teresa Fagulha,
  5. Fernanda Ramos,
  6. Tiago Luís and
  7. Miguel Fevereiro
  1. National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinarian Research, Virology Laboratory, Rua General Morais Sarmento, 1500-310 Lisbon, Portugal e-mail: margarida.duarte@iniav.pt
  1. Carina Varvalho
  1. University of Évora, ICAAM/Science and Technology School, Apartado 92, 7002-554 Évora, Portugal
  1. Sandra Benevides,
  2. Lídia Flor,
  3. Sílvia Vanessa Barros and
  4. Susana Bernardo
  1. Veterinary Regional Laboratory of Angra do Heroísmo, Vinha Brava 9700- 236, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal

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FOLLOWING on from our letter published earlier this year (VR, January 31, 2015, vol 176, p 130), which reported the detection of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus variant 2 (RHDV-2) in wild rabbits from four islands of the western and central group of the Azorean archipelago, we would like to communicate the diagnosis of RHDV-2 in domestic rabbits from Terceira Island.

Two adult rabbits were diagnosed with RHDV-2 (Duarte and others 2015). They originated from the localities of Quatro-Ribeiras and São Bento, located on the north and south coasts of Terceira Island. The deaths …

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