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RHDV-2 on the Isle of Man and in the Republic of Ireland
  1. Mara Rocchi1,
  2. Madeleine Maley1,
  3. Mark Dagleish1,
  4. Catherine Vick2,
  5. Dennis Ryan3,
  6. Alison Lee4 and
  7. Hanne Jahns4
  1. 1Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ
  2. 2Milan Veterinary Practice, Somerset Road, Douglas, Isle of Man
    IM2 5AQ
  3. 3Ennis Veterinary Clinic, Clon Road, Ennis, County Clare, Republic of Ireland
  4. 4University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland, e-mail:

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WE would like to inform colleagues that we have reached a positive diagnosis (confirmed by sequencing) of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus variant strain 2 (RHDV-2) infection in a wild rabbit from the Isle of Man and in three pet rabbits from the Republic of Ireland. The pet rabbits had been vaccinated against the classical RHDV-1 within three months of …

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