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Infectious diseases
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease in the UK
  1. Sarah Elliott and
  2. Richard Saunders
  1. British Rabbit Council, Purefoy House, 7 Kirkgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AD
  2. Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, Enigma House, Culmhead Business Park, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7DY
  1. e-mail: sarah{at}
  2. e-mail: richard{at}

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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD2) is a devastating disease that has killed many rabbits in the UK and abroad. It is now endemic in the UK and has overtaken RHD1 as the main virus strain, but can be protected against by vaccination.

Fig 1 is a map of both confirmed and suspected cases, these being …

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