(ORDO NEWS) — In 7 states located in the southwest, the disease is actively spreading, which has already killed thousands of rabbits. The virus leads to internal bleeding, the portal WWW.PLANETANOVOSTI.COM reports.
A deadly disease called rabbit hemorrhagic fever RHDV2. It damages animal tissue, causing bleeding. Outwardly, there are no signs of infection: the owners of domestic animals learn about infection only after the death of the creatures. Rabbits fall sharply, and blood appears on the legs.
Ebola Rabbit, it is worth noting, has nothing to do with Ebola, which kills people and monkeys. The only common point is the destruction of bodies in a similar way.
According to a report from the Department of Agriculture, the problem is in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah and Texas. The virus was first discovered three decades ago in China. In the US, this is the fourth outbreak of all time. Every time hundreds of rabbits die (the last time in 2018), where the flash comes from – a mystery to everyone.
A new wave is growing at an appalling pace. During the spring and one month of summer, 500 animals were affected. One man, the owner of two hundred clicks, lost all in a few evenings. The authorities of some states ordered that all rabbits be killed if at least one of them was infected. This decision caused the death of another 600 creatures.
The disease begins to appear three days after infection. Some animals lose their appetite and do not move as actively as before. Flash mortality is at 90%. The virus does not pass on to people. It is frightening that the virus can live up to 3 months without a host and withstand temperatures of + 50 ° C.
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