Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD)

Last Modified: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 09:14:14 GMT
Disease name Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Lagomorphs
Description RHD is Caused by the related caliciviruses RHD virus (RHDV) and RHD virus 2 (RHDV-2). Exposure can lead to an acute, highly contagious and rapidly fatal disease of member of the Leporidae family, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). A similar agent, termed European Brown Hare Syndrome virus (EBHSV), has been described in hares (Lepus species).
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible Virology Division
Contact Virology@agriculture.gov.ie
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease/