Rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:25:23 GMT
Disease name Rabbit haemorrhagic disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Lagomorphs, Multiple(not specified)
Description Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a highly contagious and acute fatal disease of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), caused by a calicivirus (genus Lagovirus). A similar disease, termed European brown hare syndrome (EBHS), has been described in the hare (Lepus europaeus
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland September 2019
DAFM Division Responsible RVL Division
Contact Mícheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/